Here's the stock market's big sell-off by the numbers


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An image of workers commanding higher wages fueled the expectations that inflation will rise, which likely mean the Federal Reserve would would become more aggressive with its rate hikes as the year progresses.

Wall Street's main stock indexes suffered their worst week in two years as bond yields soared and renewed fears of inflation gripped investors. Of the components, 22 are down more than 1%, 13 are down more than 2%, 6 are down over 3%, and 2 are down over 4%, including Chevron Corp., which is shedding 4.9%.

The losses by Apple and Alphabet offset gains by Amazon.

Non-farm USA payrolls topped forecasts, rising by 200,000 jobs in January. The 3 percent yield is looked at as a key threshold that can drive investors out of equities and into bonds.

The CBOE Volatility Index, the most widely followed gauge measure of stock market volatility, rose to 14.99, after having fallen in the previous two sessions. The Nasdaq is headed toward its worst week since November 2016. Yields for 10-year Treasurys hit four-year highs Friday.

This resulted in a rise in interest rates and a drop in stock prices this week.

“People are finally starting to reprice reflation, its about time, ” Jeanne Asseraf-Bitton, head of global cross-asset research at Lyxor Asset Management, said by phone. Stocks kicked off the year trading sharply higher, as investors cheered strong global economic growth and better-than-expected corporate earnings.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.85 percent. Bottom line: "this is a healthy correction".

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The oil major touched an annual high of $89.30 on Monday, but the shares are on track to trade below their formerly supportive 30-day moving average for the first time since mid-December. Bitcoin continued to slide after a miserable January, falling below $8,000.

A week of investor panic ended with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing down 665 points on Friday, the biggest point decline since the 2008 financial crisis, the New York Stock Exchanges reported.

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index decreased 1.4 percent, wiping out gains this year with its fifth consecutive decline.

The Japanese yen fell 0.4 percent to 109.87 per dollar, the weakest in more than a week.

In small-caps, the Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,547.27 for a loss of -32.59 points or -2.06%. The euro weakened to $1.2451 from $1.2502. The Nasdaq composite fell 37 points, or 0.5 percent, to 7,346.

But worries about inflation grew when the report showed that average hourly wages grew 2.9 percent from a year ago - the largest increase since June 2009. It touched 2.8525 earlier.

The Dow is up 801.74 points, 3.2 percent.

The Labor Department report also showed sustained low unemployment in January at 4.1 percent, and that employers added 200,000 jobs last month.

- West Texas Intermediate crude fell 0.5 percent to settle at $65.45 a barrel. Copper lost 2 cents to $3.19 a pound.