Coronavirus Impact On Markets And The Economy

Could Coronavirus Infect The U.S. Economy?

As Chinese authorities deal with a rapidly spreading coronavirus, investors are raising questions about the potential impact on global economic growth and the financial markets. While much is still unknown about the extent of the outbreak — and, crucially, how long it may last — the initial drag on China and other emerging markets is starting to come into focus.

Coronavirus Impact On Markets And The Economy

Fed Rate Cut Implications

The Federal Reserve’s move to lower interest rates last week made history on several fronts. It was the first rate cut since the global financial crisis in 2008, the first reduction with U.S. unemployment below 4% and the first time since the dot-com era of the 1990s that central bankers decided to ease policy with U.S. stocks at or near record highs.