Today was a horrible day for the stock market. My friend instant messaged me at work this morning and told me it was a bad day for the stock market. I assumed he just had a bad pick. I logged on my brokerage account and was about to tell him I was okay, but I was in for a big surprise. The moment I opened my streamer, I saw all the stocks in red. I knew something was wrong and drove my browser at full speed to load up the news page. There was blood all over the market. It turns out that the Chinese stocks had dropped significantly and caused the US market to plummet as a result.