Here’s how much damage has been done to the stock market during a powerful rout

So, how much damage has been done to the integrity of a stock market that just last week was testing the bounds of psychological heights at around 27,000?

Nearly 1,400 points and more than 5.2%: That is the degree to which the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gotten wrecked since Oct. 9, underscoring a punishing plunge for the broader stock market that appears to be the on verge of shedding its bullishness.

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