The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 666 points on Friday followed by a startling 1,175 point drop on Monday. As international markets follow suit, analysts are wondering if we’re at the beginning of a global economic downturn. Forum dives into what’s behind this latest stock market downturn, how it will affect overall economic health and whether President Trump, who took credit for the economy’s strength, will suffer from its decline.
Dow Drops Almost 1200 Points on Monday
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Callum Borchers, politics and media reporter, the Washington Post
Sarah Ponczek, markets reporter, Bloomberg News
Christopher Thornberg, founding partner, Beacon Economics;