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Covid fears battle vaccine hopes, how is it moving markets?

How covid-19 impacts markets

The first case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease appeared in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Since early 2020, this disease has spread rapidly, generating medical crises and lockdowns around the world.

During the first months, investors responded with a sharp panic-selling response to the possible economic collapse, typical to such black-swan events.

The pandemic had wide-ranging and several impacts upon financial markets, including stocks, bonds, and commodities.

It also had a substantial influence on businesses around the world. The uncertainty related to lockdown durations and economic recovery left many businesses closed and hit households hard.

Several pharmaceutical firms are coming out with encouraging results from covid vaccine trials, and hopes for a cure are starting to boost markets again. Nevertheless, the unstoppable growth in cases and doubts about the economic recovery exacerbate uncertainty about business and societal structures, potentially causing jitters in financial markets moving forward.

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US' Fauci: US coronavirus outbreak could get worse in coming weeks

The US coronavirus outbreak will likely get worse in coming weeks, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Sunday while speaking at an NBC event, while adding that hospitals around the country are reporting shortages of ICU beds for patients.

Europe and the United States are far away from optimism

In the week of holidays the market is very dynamic. The key fundamental and geopolitical news comes one after another. The extended travel bans in Europe due to the new virus strain in the United Kingdom is one of the factors but the end date of Brexit is the other factor to influence the dynamic of the markets.

Covid-19 impact on US Elections

American Politics and the Pandemic: What are the markets thinking?

In this fraught American political season, every policy difference, every analysis, and every choice, no matter how rational is portrayed as a product of party differences. Democrats long to lock down the economy pursuing pandemic suppression at all costs while Republicans seek to balance the dangers of the virus against the equally real damage to individuals and families from a shuttered economy. In reality, the responses of most state governments, Democratic and Republican, have been tailored to local needs and show less ideology than practicality, recognizing the dangers of the pandemic and the needs of people to work in a functioning economy. In most states, regardless of political affiliation, the emphasis is on restricting the spread of of the virus indoors in public venues like bars and restaurants and large private groups. Several states have added curfews to their list of restrictions or asked people to avoid non-essential travel. No governor has threatened a general economic shutdown.

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The COVID19 pandemic that currently remains has clearly revealed the world’s most fragile economies. We need to look at the charts of a country’s stock index and we have the answer where to invest. It is quite simple after the drop of March many economies were able to recover quickly, including by recording new historical peaks, but others have not been anywhere near recovering what has been lost since that month. This may be due to two factors:

1. COVID19 has hit the country’s economy hard.

2. The country has not been able to recover because COVID19 has brought to light the fragility of its economy.

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