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U.S. Markets Aren't Going Nuclear Over North Korea Tensions — Yet

Even as President Donald Trump ratcheted up the rhetoric on North Korea, market observers still appeared relatively unalarmed by the threats lobbed between Trump and officials in Pyongyang. But cracks are beginning to show. The Dow Jones Industrial Average saw its biggest dip since mid-May on Thursday, down 205 points, following similar drops in the Asian and European markets; and the VIX, or volatility index widely used as a proxy to gauge market fear, soared by 44 percent to its highest level since Trump was elected. ...