US stocks suffered another crazy sell-off. The Dow closed down more than 1400 points, a drop of 5.9%, technically a bear market signal. The Canadian and Brazilian stock markets triggered the market halt again, the second time this week.
The WHO announced Wednesday that the “new crown virus” is a global pandemic. Global experts said the announcement of a pandemic will have significant political and economic implications. It will further affect the world markets, resulting in much more travelling limitation and trade restrictions.
Trump has made a national speech in Asian session , but helplessly disappointed the market. Now, WTI futures plunged 5-6% to 31 USD per barrel, and the three major US index futures fell more than 4%. According to CME FedWatch, in March meeting, the probability of the Federal Reserve cutting the interest rate by 100 basis points to 0% -0.25%, rise to more than 90%, which was about 50% earlier.
The global epidemic situation has further escalated, and risk aversion in financial market has reached another peak.