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“Yahoo Finance” : Stock Market News for January 31, 2017

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The fear-gauge CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) surged 12.3% to settle at 11.88, marking the sharpest jump since Nov 3.
Trump Immigration DebacleTrump signed an executive order that would temporarily ban immigration into the U.S. from Iraqi, Syrian, Iranian, Sudanese, Libyan, Somali and Yemeni citizens.
An executive order by Trump banned immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, including legal residents and visa holders.
For a look at the issues currently facing the markets, make sure to read today’s Ahead of Wall Street article.
Along with the VIX, other measures of fear were jumping, indicating heighten market worries.

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How Major US Stock Market Indexes Fared on Monday

The Russell 2000 index skidded 18.37 points, or 1.3 percent, to 1,352.33.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gave up 13.79 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,280.90.
The Russell 2000 is down 4.80 points, or 0.4 percent.
For the year:The Dow is up 208.53 points, or 1.1 percent.
On Monday:The Dow Jones industrial average sank 122.65 points, or 0.6 percent, to 19,971.13.

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Politics And The Stock Market – Cramer’s Mad Money (1/30/17)

Politics And The Stock Market - Cramer's Mad Money (1/30/17)*/

“Politics and money do mix, they just don’t mix all that easily when it comes to the stock market,” said Cramer.
When CEOs spoke against Trump, Cramer said he cannot remember seeing such an outcry from executives before.
The Mad Money host added that investors buy stocks not because of CEO politics, but on fundamentals, and this memorandum is unlikely to affect fundamentals.
How to profit from Trump’s commentsWhenever President Trump speaks, he moves the markets.
As soon as the immigration ban was passed, Trump stocks sold off and institutional investors used the political negativity to buy high-quality stocks.
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