How will markets go? Forecaster Robert Prechter warned that the Dow Jones would fall below 1,000 in 2010 – it has spent most of 2015 around the 18,000 level. Photograph: Jin Lee/Bloomberg

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Correction or not, investors may need to “buckle up for more volatility” following the recent “market rout”, Blackrock recently cautioned. Two (...)

A pedestrian walks past a brokerage in Tokyo where stocks fluctuations have affected investors in recent times. Photograph: Reuters/Yuya Shino

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