Stock Market Today: Nasdaq Falls Into Bear-Market Territory

The Nasdaq Composite is now off more than 20% from its November highs after progress toward more Russia sanctions sent stocks even lower Monday.

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Governments and private businesses alike continued to put more distance between themselves and Russia, sending commodities higher but triggering a slump in equities that sent the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite into a bear market.

Oil soared on Monday as both Congress and the White House reportedly were in favor of moving ahead with banning Russian oil, even if Europe fails to implement similar measures. U.S. crude oil futures jumped 3.2% to a 13-year-high settlement of $119.40 per barrel.

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Kyle Woodley

Kyle Woodley is the Editor-in-Chief of WealthUp, a site dedicated to improving the personal finances and financial literacy of people of all ages. He also writes the weekly The Weekend Tea newsletter, which covers both news and analysis about spending, saving, investing, the economy and more.

Kyle was previously the Senior Investing Editor for Kiplinger.com, and the Managing Editor for InvestorPlace.com before that. His work has appeared in several outlets, including Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, Barchart, The Globe & Mail and the Nasdaq. He also has appeared as a guest on Fox Business Network and Money Radio, among other shows and podcasts, and he has been quoted in several outlets, including MarketWatch, Vice and Univision. He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a BA in journalism. 

You can check out his thoughts on the markets (and more) at @KyleWoodley.