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Foreign financial markets affect US investors

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 10:26 am

To say the world’s financial markets are in turmoil is colossal understatement. Roiling money markets span the globe. Last week, the U.S. stock market had one of its worst weeks in years; markets throughout Asia have been spiraling this week, possibly signaling an emerging-market sell-off of exceptional reach and forcing government actions; signs indicate China’s growth is slowing and, of course, Russia’s financial circumstance, especially its currency value, approaches a

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