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How Coronavirus Pandemic Affected the U.S. Stock Market

Stocks and ongoing situation

Millions of Americans lost their jobs in the last couple of months. Moreover, companies across the country are struggling to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the stock market has defied gravity in recent weeks. For example, in recent weeks stock market rebounded nearly as quickly as it sold off amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to experts shouldn’t be concerned about the threat of another step decline that is omnipresent. Moreover, stock investors should keep in mind that panicking and getting rid of their stocks could cost them a lot of money.

Stock market and possible scenarios Stocks and possible scenarios

According to the S&P 500, an index measuring the stock performance of the largest public companies in the U.S. dropped 34% between 35% between mid-February and March 23. The coronavirus pandemic has a dramatic impact on investor sentiment. Moreover, it was the fastest decline of its kind in history.

However, this is not the end of the story, it was followed by the best 50-day rally in the history of the S&P 500.

People should take into account that the stock market seemingly defied numerous negative information about the economy. During that period, millions of people from New York to Los Angeles lost their jobs.

Also, a greater risk is why stock investors have the opportunity to get higher rewards when it comes to long-term returns compared to people who prefer bonds and cash.

Moreover, giving up the stock market for cash could cost investors in the long run.

Several factors could affect the stock market. For example, the second wave of infections is one of them, as states may have to reimpose strict social-distancing rules.

Moreover, if Congress doesn’t pass additional stimulus packages, this could also affect the market. Most likely the next selloff will come from some unpredictable event, but panicking is not the best option. It is better to act as an investor rather than a speculator.

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