Friday, January 31, 2020

Market update (31 January 20)

The stock market sold off to end the week, and month, on growing concerns about the coronavirus and the negative effect it could have on economic growth.  

The coronavirus angst was exacerbated by increasing reports of worldwide cases; Delta Air Lines (DAL), United Airlines (UAL), and American Airlines (AAL) suspending U.S.-China flights; and the White House declaring a public health emergency in addition to announcing some travel restrictions. 

Fri, Jan 31, 20

Worried by the mounting death toll from the coronavirus and drastic efforts to contain it, investors dashed for the exits,

coronavirus-related stocks on Fri Jan 31, 20

S&P 500, 14 months

Nasdaq Composite +2.0% 
S&P 500 -0.2%  
Dow Jones Industrial Average -1.0%  
Russell 2000 -3.3%  

GSG commodity index, renko chart

The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek covers

sold out masks at CVS

Latest coronavirus news:  
- Chinese authorities have reported more than 350 fatalities
- China has banned burials or funerals for virus victims
- There are over 14,000 confirmed cases worldwide
- Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, UAE and the US have confirmed more infections
- The outbreak has reached more than two dozen countries and regions globally
- Several countries are halting flights to and from China
- WHO declared the virus was a public health emergency of international concern

Update Tue Feb 4, 20: China injects $57 billion into banks

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