March 27, 2020

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So the markets did not have a nice time today:

Canada’s main stock market resumed its slide after a three-day winning run as investors grew more nervous about the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the Bank of Canada slashed interest rates to nearly zero.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was unofficially down 5.11%, or 683.43 points, at 12,687.74, while shares globally declined in a sign investors were focusing once more on the spread of the virus despite hopes for further stimulus measures to combat its economic impact.

The heavyweight energy and financial sectors led losses, falling 9.4% and 5.2%, respectively. Industrials were down 4.4%, while materials slid 6 per cent.…The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 915.39 points, or 4.06%, to 21,636.78, the S&P 500 lost 88.6 points, or 3.37%, to 2,541.47 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 295.16 points, or 3.79%, to 7,502.38.

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