2015–16 stock market selloff

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The 2015–16 stock market selloff was the period of decline in the value of stock prices globally that occurred between June 2015 to June 2016.wikipedia
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List of largest daily changes in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

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On August 26, the U.S. markets rallied, with the three major indexes, the DJIA, NASDAQ Composite, and the S&P 500 Index all registering gains of about 4%. It was the 3rd largest point gain on the list of largest daily changes in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

2015–16 Chinese stock market turbulence

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It included the 2015–16 Chinese stock market turbulence, in which the SSE Composite Index fell 43% in just over 2 months between June 2015 and August 2015, which culminated in the devaluation of the yuan.
2015 stock market selloff

SSE Composite Index

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It included the 2015–16 Chinese stock market turbulence, in which the SSE Composite Index fell 43% in just over 2 months between June 2015 and August 2015, which culminated in the devaluation of the yuan.

Devaluation

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It included the 2015–16 Chinese stock market turbulence, in which the SSE Composite Index fell 43% in just over 2 months between June 2015 and August 2015, which culminated in the devaluation of the yuan.

Yuan (currency)

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It included the 2015–16 Chinese stock market turbulence, in which the SSE Composite Index fell 43% in just over 2 months between June 2015 and August 2015, which culminated in the devaluation of the yuan.

Historical GDP of China

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Investors sold shares globally as a result of slowing growth in the GDP of China, a fall in petroleum prices, the Greek debt default in June 2015, the effects of the end of quantitative easing in the United States in October 2014, a sharp rise in bond yields in early 2016, and finally, in June 2016, the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016, in which Brexit was voted upon.

Petroleum

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Investors sold shares globally as a result of slowing growth in the GDP of China, a fall in petroleum prices, the Greek debt default in June 2015, the effects of the end of quantitative easing in the United States in October 2014, a sharp rise in bond yields in early 2016, and finally, in June 2016, the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016, in which Brexit was voted upon.

Quantitative easing

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Investors sold shares globally as a result of slowing growth in the GDP of China, a fall in petroleum prices, the Greek debt default in June 2015, the effects of the end of quantitative easing in the United States in October 2014, a sharp rise in bond yields in early 2016, and finally, in June 2016, the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016, in which Brexit was voted upon.

2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum

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Investors sold shares globally as a result of slowing growth in the GDP of China, a fall in petroleum prices, the Greek debt default in June 2015, the effects of the end of quantitative easing in the United States in October 2014, a sharp rise in bond yields in early 2016, and finally, in June 2016, the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016, in which Brexit was voted upon.

Brexit

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Investors sold shares globally as a result of slowing growth in the GDP of China, a fall in petroleum prices, the Greek debt default in June 2015, the effects of the end of quantitative easing in the United States in October 2014, a sharp rise in bond yields in early 2016, and finally, in June 2016, the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016, in which Brexit was voted upon.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

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By July 2016, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) recovered and achieved record highs.

FTSE 100 Index

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The FTSE 100 Index only did so later in 2016.

NASDAQ Composite

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On August 26, the U.S. markets rallied, with the three major indexes, the DJIA, NASDAQ Composite, and the S&P 500 Index all registering gains of about 4%. It was the 3rd largest point gain on the list of largest daily changes in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The NASDAQ Composite peaked on July 17, 2015 at 5,219.

Apple Inc.

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Apple Inc.'s stock peaked at $133.00 on February 20, 2015, reached $132.37 on July 20, 2015 and slid to $105 by August 21, 2015.

World oil market chronology from 2003

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On Monday, August 24, world stock markets were down substantially, wiping out all gains made in 2015, with interlinked drops in commodities such as oil, which hit a six-year price low, copper, and most of Asian currencies, but the Japanese Yen, losing value against the United States Dollar.

Japanese yen

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On Monday, August 24, world stock markets were down substantially, wiping out all gains made in 2015, with interlinked drops in commodities such as oil, which hit a six-year price low, copper, and most of Asian currencies, but the Japanese Yen, losing value against the United States Dollar.

The New York Times

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The New York Times used the term "upheaval" to describe the market situation.

Hedge fund

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Hedge funds, which, for the most part, had long positions on the eve of the downturn, suffered substantial losses as stocks such as Apple, Citigroup, Facebook and Amazon lost value.

BSE SENSEX

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In India, the Sensex recorded its biggest single-day fall of 1,624.51 points on August 24, ending the day down 5.94%.

CITIC Securities

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Late the previous day, it was announced that the Chinese legal authorities were investigating Citic Securities, the largest brokerage in the country, for possible illegal securities trading.

China Securities Regulatory Commission

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In addition to eight executives at the firm under scrutiny, a news reporter and members of the China Securities Regulatory Commission were reportedly taken into custody.

S&P 500 Index

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On August 26, the U.S. markets rallied, with the three major indexes, the DJIA, NASDAQ Composite, and the S&P 500 Index all registering gains of about 4%. It was the 3rd largest point gain on the list of largest daily changes in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

David Cameron

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In February 2016, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the Government was to recommend that the UK should remain in the EU and that the referendum would be held on 23 June, marking the official launch of the campaign.

Cabinet collective responsibility

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With the official launch, ministers of the UK Government were then free to campaign on either side of the argument in a rare exception to Cabinet collective responsibility.