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October 15th, 2014
05:44 PM ET

Slow economic growth, rising Ebola fears send markets tumbling

New York (CNNMoney) – Don't blink. Otherwise you're bound to miss a wild swing in this increasingly-violent stock market.

It was a memorable day on Wall Street as the Dow plummeted 460 points before staging a late rally to end down "only" 173 points. The Nasdaq briefly fell into correction territory, indicating a 10% drop from a prior high, but rebounded sharply to finish the day barely in the red.

"It was an emotion and panic-filled day both in and out of assets. You flushed out a lot of panicked longs and you're getting a knee-jerk bounce. What this means going forward, I don't know," said Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group.

Late-day heroics: The factors behind the early losses were obvious and plentiful: slow economic growth, rising Ebola fears and continued uncertainty about the Federal Reserve. The reasons for the rebound were less clear, though beaten-down stock prices appeared to entice buyers to step off the sidelines.

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