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Another Volatile Trading Week Awaits in the Age of Coronavirus

  • S&P 500 has fallen about as much as in its last 6 corrections
  • The fear of the unknown makes this crisis different from 2008
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A virus-stricken ship, with more than 3,500 on board, prepares to dock in California. Saudi Arabia unleashes all-out war on the price of oil. Italy announces a lockdown around Milan, the nation’s economic engine. Wall Street analysts worry about signs of distress in the corporate funding markets.

Those are just some of the factors that investors need to weigh as they head into another trading week under the shadow of SARS-CoV-2.