Welcome to the market meltdown. 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average cratered as much 1,500 points on Monday amid a confluence of factors. From rising bond yields to now former Fed chair Janet Yellen voicing concern on stock valuations, investors have found new reasons to sell stocks first and ask questions later. Mixed earnings from big-cap tech names such as Apple (AAPL)  and Alphabet (GOOGL)  haven't helped market sentiment, either.

At its worst point in Monday's session, the Dow had shed an eye-popping 2,200 points over the last two sessions.
 
TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts Plus portfolio manager Jim Cramer lit up his Twitter feed with some can't miss insight. 
 

okay, so the VIX will spike huge as the shorts cover at tje opening and that could cause big downward pressure on stocks, Unnatural downward pressure.

— Jim Cramer (@jimcramer) February 5, 2018

Anyway, i am just trying to prep people for a gameplan for tomorrow as i expect we will get severe pressure at the open that could give us some real buys...

— Jim Cramer (@jimcramer) February 5, 2018

Understand it is purely mechanical; a couple of instruments went bust after the close that will put pressure on market at the opening so know your stocks...Really important

— Jim Cramer (@jimcramer) February 5, 2018

Memo to CFO's--if you have a big buyback then step in tomorrow as early as you are allowed as you might get a benefit of some stupid XIV blowup.

— Jim Cramer (@jimcramer) February 5, 2018

can the XIV be "fixed" tonight so tomorrow's prices aren't phony?
This could really distort the market? Sorry to be so insistent but someone has to step in.

— Jim Cramer (@jimcramer) February 5, 2018

People listen--some sort of imbalance is going on with the XIV and VXX after hours that needs to be explained?. The SEC needs to be called. Something's busted. We need answers NOW

— Jim Cramer (@jimcramer) February 5, 2018
 
TheStreet's Executive Editor Brian Sozzi and reporter Kinsey Grant analyze Monday's market meltdown in real-time. 
 

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