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Ben Carlson: Surveying the Damage In Stocks

FYI: Stocks are getting massacred. Absolutely slaughtered. Pounded into submission. Markets are in turmoil. Investors are panicked, shellshocked and dare I say, jittery.

These are some of the words and phrases you hear bandied about when stocks are in the midst of a freefall.

Fun times.

Let’s take a look at the numbers to see how bad things have been in various segments of the stock market this year to get a sense of the damage inflicted.


  • Big fan of Mr. Carlson. Not expecting him to use words like "massacred, slaughtered, panicked and shellshocked." Strong language from a very level headed writer. Even when he puts recent market results into context of the big picture which is totally appropriate I was surprised to see his openers.
  • Not his words Larry. He attributed them to others.
  • I stand corrected. Thanks. He is a very solid and steady voice.
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