U.S. Stocks Were at Records Last Week. What Happened?

U.S. stocks were at record levels just last week, seemingly unaffected by fears that the coronavirus could dent the global economy. Then reality took hold. 317

Stocks Suffer Biggest Weekly Losses Since 2008

U.S. stocks extended a punishing selloff, dragged to their worst week since the financial crisis by mounting investor unease about the economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic. 1472

Oil Logs Its Worst Week Since the Financial Crisis

Crude prices plunged to multiyear lows, with Brent crude on course for its worst week since the financial crisis as the selloff driven by coronavirus fears accelerated.

Treasury Yields Hit New Lows, With 10-Year Touching 1.127%

This week’s rally in U.S. government bonds picked up new momentum Friday, reflecting investors’ intense demand for safer assets and escalating bets that the Fed will move quickly and aggressively to cut interest rates.

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As Markets Fall, Ask Yourself if Now Is the Time to Buy

Our columnist goes through the numbers on whether this week’s coronavirus market tumble is a buying opportunity—or not. 206

Euro’s Surge Shows Power of Carry Trades Unwinding

The euro has rallied against the dollar this week, contrary to what might be expected in a weak economy that has the biggest outbreak of coronavirus outside of Asia.

SEC’s Power to Help Cheated Investors Faces Another Test

The Supreme Court is set to weigh arguments about disgorgement, one of the SEC’s strongest weapons against those who fleece investors.

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