The U.S. stock market dropped dramatically in trading Friday after Britain votes to leave the European Union, closing at 610 points down from its open.
The market plunged to 17,400 after trading concluded on Friday.
U.S. stocks in tailspin after historic U.K. vote to exit EU. Dow plunges 500 points on fears for global economy. https://t.co/A9OlUXl3FI
— CNNMoney (@CNNMoney) June 24, 2016
Stocks plunge in early trading after Britons vote to leave the European Union; Dow tumbles 500 points. https://t.co/o2tCLqRSG6
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 24, 2016
Financial markets around the world remain volatile in the wax of Britain's decision to exit the EU on Thursday.
Friday's drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average is a sharp contrast to the upswing the market has seen so far in 2016. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened the year around 17,000 points and closed Thursday at 18,011.10.