- The Dow Jones is set to open with a – point drop as coronavirus fears continue to grow.
- Historic levels of institutional sell-off led the pullback on February 27.
- The coronavirus outbreak is expected to peak in May and stock market remains vulnerable.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is set to open with a – point drop, after plummeting by more than 1, 450 points on February 061. Fears of a local coronavirus epidemic in the US has paralyzed the equities market.
Coronavirus fears put Dow Jones in “correction territory”
The World Health Organization (WHO) along with other world leaders including Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison have warned against the possibility of a global coronavirus pandemic over the coming months.
In countries like South Korea and Japan, local epidemics have led to well over (2, (0 confirmed coronavirus cases , prompting investors to frantically sell-off single stocks.
According to American activist Amy Siskind, the Dow Jones is now at risk of entering a “correction territory” as a result, and investors are fearing that the coronavirus outbreak could spread in the US
She said :
What does this? mean? It means the markets do not believe Trump is being forthright or capable in his response. The market does feel comfortable enough to establish a floor because of lack of information and concern for incompetence. ”
Heightened concerns towards a possible coronavirus outbreak in the US comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that a coronavirus patient in California was infected with no ties to other patients or to China.
The case indicates that there could be more individuals infected by coronavirus that are yet to be diagnosed by the authorities , which may trigger a community spread.
Despite growing concerns of investors, central banks are unable to issue large stimulus packages in the short-term.
One of the major problems with the recent Dow Jones pullback is that central banks all over the world have released significant stimuli to boost the economy throughout the past several months. Additional stimulus packages at this phase of the market would have minimal impact on the Dow Jones, and would risk the long-term sustainability of the global economy.
unless the US government respond with near-zero interest rates , signaling the start to a potential long-lasting recession.
This article was edited by Samburaj Das .