Analysing how stock markets have behaved on escalated coronavirus fears
Thursday 27 Feb 2020 Author: Tom Sieber
On 24 February stock markets finally seemed to hit the panic button on the coronavirus with the FTSE 100 hitting its lowest level since early December and the Dow Jones index in the US enduring its worst day in two years. WHAT TRIGGERED THE MARKET SELL-OFF? The catalyst for the big sell-off in global equities was news of significant outbreaks in Italy and Iran which seemingly had no direct...