Here’s what’s been happening on Wall Street overnight

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Buckle up: The day after the largest point-drop in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, markets continued to swing wildly.

After falling nearly 1,200 points yesterday, the Dow opened Tuesday down 568 points before surging to a gain of more than 250 points and continuing to whipsaw from there.

One of the most common scapegoats for the Monday meltdown among Wall Streeters? The robots. Machine-based traders have been blamed by many for the drop, which included a ramp up in the VIX, a measure of stock market volatility, and a steep sell-off in equities.

Speaking of the VIX: One casualty of the recent market action is Cboe Holdings, which fell 15% on Tuesday. The exchange is home to the VIX, and generates as much as a quarter of its revenue from products linked to the index.

In 2017, shorting the VIX was one of the easiest ways to make money. But the dream is now over as the so-called stock market fear gauge, which generally trades inversely to the S&P 500 and has spent most of the last year locked near record lows, spiked a record 84% on Monday.

Two of the products designed to return the inverse of the VIX saw their combined value shrink to $US150 million from $US3 billion.

Here’s more from Business Insider’s coverage of the sell-off:

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