Market Extra: The stock market is plunging: Here’s what advisers say you should do

There is suddenly stock-market carnage on Wall Street, shattering what has been a protracted period of low volatility and a mostly uninterrupted climb toward the moon for stocks.

That selloff extended Tuesday into Asian and European stock markets, driving Japan’s Nikkei to a loss of 4.7% at the close and the Stoxx Europe 600 to a fall of 2.4% at the open.

There was no clear-cut catalyst for the decline, which came as the long-running rally fueled by improving corporate earnings and strengthening U.S. and global economic growth accelerated in January.

So, as the U.S. stock market encounters its first genuine bout of turbulence in years, with the Cboe Volatility Index VIX, -19.67% notching its largest percentage surge in history and the Dow Jones Industrial AverageDJIA, +2.33% and the S&P 500 index SPX, +1.74% turning negative for the year, here’s what some investment advisers are recommending:

Source: Bespoke Investment Group

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