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Coronavirus might not be all bad news for the stock market

15 March 2020

6:30 PM

15 March 2020

6:30 PM

There cannot be many positive aspects to the coronavirus outbreak, but I wonder if it carries one for stock markets.

We had been told repeatedly, before all this, that the markets badly needed a ‘correction’ after their uniquely long bull run.


If they were now sliding because of a banking or commercial event, confidence might collapse. If, however, they are falling because of a disease, will it also mean that confidence will recover more quickly once the disease is contained?

This is an extract from Charles Moore’s Spectator Notes, available in this week’s magazine.


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