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US stocks slammed; Dow falls 300-plus points in worst week since 2011

• cnbc.com
 As Wall Street's faith in some of the world's largest developed countries unraveled, currencies of those nations were hit, with Turkey's lira falling to a record low against the dollar, and Argentina's peso down sharply against the U.S. currency.

"We've touched off by what's going on around the world, so to speak, and are reallocating assets from some of the emerging markets into what is thought of as more reliable," said JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade. "It's a safe parking spot," Kinahan added of fixed income.

"It appears this is a wait-and-see equity market that lacks near-term conviction, which is understandable after the strong returns of 2013.

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