Coronavirus

“….gauged by the market’s performance during the onset of other infectious diseases…investors may have little to fear that this disease will sicken a U.S. stock market.” –Mark Decambre, Marketwatch’s markets editor

02-04-2020

Volatility has returned to the global markets with a vengeance as the spread of the coronavirus has brought China to a standstill.

Decambre wrote a good article showing how the market performed during past viral outbreaks such as AIDS, SARS, Ebola, Swine Flu etc,: How the stock market has performed during past viral outbreaks, as coronavirus infects 7,700

Nobody knows how this will all eventually play out but it’s good to see how historically the markets reaction to epidemic outbreaks of quickly spreading diseases is short-lived.