COVID-19 continues to generate uncertainty however as more countries begin easing their lockdowns and undertake monitoring for a potential wave of secondary outbreaks.
“Even as businesses see a resumption in customer traffic, many in the U.S. appear to be having trouble getting their employees to come back to work.”
The escalating tensions have many market analysts worried that the trade war between the U.S. and China which began before the outbreak could escalate into a full-scale and global event.
As countries around the world continue to take steps to try to restart their economies, governments attempt to begin the long recovery from the complete economic destruction brought about by the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 and the headlines surrounding the battle against it continue to be the primary headwind affecting all markets.
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.