HOW has the coronavirus stock market crash compared with earlier ones? Is there a pattern?

A year ago I looked at all previous US and UK meltdowns throughout history. Now we can include the 2020 crash too:

Graph of all US and UK crashes from 1696 to 2020
Graph of all US and UK crashes from 1696 to 2020

Each coloured line shows a crash and its one-year aftermath, in the S&P 500 index (solid lines) and FTSE All-Share (dashed).¹

The red lines show that last year stocks plummeted unusually far, particularly in the UK, where prices fell more than 30%. …

Ben Finn

Dabbler, thinker & tea-drinker

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