The “Charging Bull” statue at Bowling Green in New York’s Financial District.

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The U.S. stock market is falling, again.

On Monday, all three major U.S. indexes slid, led by travel stocks, on fears that a Covid-19 rebound would damage the economic recovery. The Dow fell more than 700 points, while the S&P 500 dropped 1.6% and the and tech-heavy Nasdaq slumped 1.1%.

The sharp downturn came after all three indexes snapped weeks-long winning streaks Friday as inflation fears ticked up. Just weeks earlier, stocks were at all-time highs.

While volatility can be troubling for investors, experts caution against any hasty selling when markets fall. In addition, slumping stock prices can be a prime buying opportunity that investors should take advantage of.

Volatility is common  

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