The U.S. is beginning to take steps to slowly reopen its economy from the near-total lockdown imposed by the containment efforts surrounding the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 continues to be the major headwind affecting all markets. Volatility remains extreme as news headlines regarding “flattening the curve” and potential treatments in the works for mitigating the effects of the virus shift markets up, only to be sent lower again when officials and medical professionals take to the airwaves and walk back previous comments.
It was a shortened trading week due to markets being closed on Friday in observance of Easter and Passover.
Market volatility remains at extreme levels, with markets shifting and swinging on every headline that relates to the ongoing pandemic.
The continued spread of COVID-19 remains the predominant factor affecting volatility in all markets. The emergency containment measures enacted worldwide to attempt to halt the outbreak have now been expanded in most countries, deepening the economic decline that began weeks ago.
Market volatility remains extreme as researchers scramble to find treatment protocols and preventative vaccines for COVID-19, the spread of which has brought the globally connected economy to a shuddering halt.
Panic accelerated in all markets this week as the spread of COVID-19 around the globe forced massive shutdowns, business closures and even border closures across most countries.
The slide in equity markets accelerated this week as the panic over the spread of COVID-19 truly set in across the globe.
The carnage in equity markets continued this week as the spread of COVID-19 expanded across the globe. Volatility seemed to surge on each new headline with regards to the virus.
Panic ensued this week as global stock markets finally reacted to the widening spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 continues to be the primary issue that is triggering extensive market volatility across the world. Every headline out of China seemingly sends equity markets immediately higher or lower, depending on analyst and algorithmic interpretation of how the news pertains to the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the global economy.