by SignalFactory · February 26, 2020 | 08:51:20 UTC
shares fell on Wednesday as a U.S. warning to Americans to prepare for the
possibility of a coronavirus pandemic jolted Wall Street yet again and pushed
yields on safe-haven Treasuries to record lows.
S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both shed more than 3% on
Tuesday in their fourth straight session of losses.
led MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan down 1.1%. Japan
was among the worst-performing market in the region, weighed by growing
concerns the virus could force the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics.
Stoxx 50 futures were down 0.36%, German DAX futures fell 0.53%, while FTSE
futures were off 0.4%.
on 10-year and 30-year U.S. Treasuries teetered near record lows and gold rose
as worries about the economic impact of the virus outbreak boosted safe-haven
World Health Organization says the epidemic has peaked in China, but concern
that its spread is accelerating in other countries is likely to keep investors
shares fell by 0.21%. Shares in South Korea, which has been rattled by a sudden
rise in virus infections, briefly hit a two-month low.
the stock rout has been global, the recent pace of selling in Asia has not been
as severe as it has on Wall Street, which has been hit hard by the escalation
of virus cases outside of Asia.
World, a market-cap-weighted stock market index of 1,644 stocks from companies
throughout the world, has seen its total value fall by $3 trillion to $42.98
trillion over the past four trading sessions, Reuters calculations show.
stock futures rose 0.57% in Asia on Wednesday, but that did little to brighten
to recent fears was an alert from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention on Tuesday warning Americans to prepare for the spread of
coronavirus in the United States, signaling a change in tone for the
Atlanta-based U.S. health agency.
virus has claimed almost 3,000 lives in mainland China but has spread to dozens
of other countries. Of increasing concern to investors, however, in the rising
death toll in other countries.
travel restrictions slammed the brakes on China’s manufacturing and consumer
spending, and there are worries other countries will face similar disruptions.
virus has also hit Japan’s stocks hard on rising worries it could lead to
cancellation of the 2020 Summer Olympics scheduled to start in Tokyo in July.
Nikkei stock index slid 0.92%, while shares of Japan’s Dentsu Group Inc, an
advertising agency deeply involved in the planning and operation of the games,
fell to a seven-year low on Wednesday.
of sportswear makers and other companies related to the Olympics have also
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