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Posted on 25 Apr 2013 | 3,528 views
Fake Tweets can Cause a Stock Market Crash

At 1:07 p.m. on Tuesday April 23, 2013 — the Twitter feed of the Associated Press told us that Barack Obama had been injured in an explosion at the White House. The tweet was fake — the product of a hack — but given the events in Boston last week, the news spread like wildfire, garnering more that 4,000 re-tweets.

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Posted on 13 Mar 2013 | 4,153 views
Dow Jones Industrial Average Sell-Off may Test August 26, 2010 Lows of 9,985

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the rest of the major stock indexes just had one of the steepest one day declines since the May 6, 2010 “Flash Crash” occurred.

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Posted on 9 Mar 2013 | 2,890 views
After Hours Basket Bust Sends Stocks Soaring Then Plunging on Anniversary of the Flash Crash

A trading glitch during the after-hours trading on Monday May 2, 2011 sent dozens of “Bad Trades” on some Healthcare Sector stocks flying. In a matter of minutes, shares of Beckton Dickinson (Stock Symbol: BDX) , Boston Scientific (Stock Symbol: BSX) and McKesson (Stock Symbol: MCK) soared 30% in value.

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Posted on 27 Oct 2012 | 14,695 views
The Next Stock Market Crash Will be Bigger Than the 1987 Stock Market Crash

Prepare yourself for another stock market crash as big as the free fall in October 1987. If it happened today, the Dow would drop 2,965 points on the session to finish at roughly 10,158. We’re kidding ourselves if we think that market regulatory reforms such as Circuit Breakers will be able to prevent it.

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Posted on 9 Oct 2012 | 3,016 views
Is the October 2012 Stock Market Crash-Proof?

When it comes to wealth suddenly disappearing, October can be diabolically frightful. The stock market crash of 1929 that led to the Great Depression occurred in October. So did the 22.6% plunge suffered by the Dow Jones industrial average in 1987 on “Black Monday.”