• This photo courtesy of Richard Peterson shows Peterson posing for a portrait.  Peterson is CEO of MarketPsych, a firm that applies research from behavioral science to financial markets.  MarketPsych's computer programs attempt to gauge the market's mood by scanning news and Twitter and other social media. (Photo courtesy of Richard Peterson via AP)

    A Q&A with Wall Street’s top psychiatrist on market turmoil

    NEW YORK (AP) — When it seems like the stock market has lost its mind, big banks and investment firms often turn to one particular psychiatrist: Richard Peterson, CEO of MarketPsych, a firm that applies research from behavioral science to financial markets.

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, file photo, Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Volatility in Chinese stocks roiled global markets this week, showing how big and closely-watched China's market has become - and reminding investors that stock markets can and do swing wildly. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

    Q&A about this week’s market turmoil in China and beyond

    BEIJING (AP) — With the Chinese stock market turmoil that incited global panic abated — at least for now — here are some questions and answers about it, as well as lessons to learn:

  • Specialist Meric Greenbaum works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower after a sharp two-day surge, as the stock market closes out a wild week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Asian stocks extend global rally on upbeat US growth data

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  • Andrew Silverman, left, and a fellow trader work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. U.S. stocks closed sharply higher after China's main stock index logged its biggest gain in eight weeks.  The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 369.26 points, or 2. 3 percent, to 16,654.77. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    US stocks rise after Chinese market surges

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data lifted investors’ spirits following days of stomach-churning turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off in China.

  • A Chinese investor walks past a display of the Shanghai Composite Index at a brokerage in Beijing on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. China's key stock market index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as markets across Asia rose following Wall Street's rebound, giving investors some relief after gut-wrenching global losses. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Chinese stock index jumps 5.3 percent as Asian stocks rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher after China’s main stock index logged its biggest gain in eight weeks. A report also showed that the U.S. economy expanded at a much faster pace than previously estimated.

  • A currency trader stretches while working at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    US stocks move sharply higher after six-day slump

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses. The recovery brought a measure of relief to many investors, although experts warned that more volatility could be ahead.

  • In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening ceremony of the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing.  Despite growing anger among retail investors and a strong sense of economic decline, a major shakeup is unlikely, given the rigidity of the political system, the leadership’s need to exude calm and the idea that changes could be perceived as signs of weakness or error.  Having accumulated more power than any Chinese leader in 20 years, President Xi is expected to stay the course in hopes that the market will correct itself and the economy returns to an even keel.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

    China’s Xi staying the course despite sliding economy

    BEIJING (AP) — What does China’s leadership lose politically as a result of the country’s precipitous stock market decline? A bit of international swagger, but probably not much else — for now.

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  • A bank clerk counts renminbi banknotes in a bank branch in Huaibei in central China's Anhui province Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015.   Asian stocks rose Wednesday after a rocky start following Beijing's decision to cut a key interest rate to help stabilize gyrating financial markets and free up more funding to counter short liquidity. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

    Asian stocks post modest gains after China rate cut

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening sharply higher Wednesday after slumping for six straight days amid concern that growth in China was slowing more quickly than previously thought.