BBC NEWS – Coronavirus: Stock markets suffer worst quarter since 1987

Stock markets around the world suffered historic losses in the first three months of the year amid a massive sell-off tied to the coronavirus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and London’s FTSE 100 saw their biggest quarterly drops since 1987, plunging 23% and 25% respectively. The S&P 500 lost 20% during the quarter, its worst […]

FTSE Russell – Financials drive the largest negative contributions in pandemic sell-off

By Philip Lawlor, managing director, Global Markets Research Examining the industry-weighted contributions to the total return regionally since the market peaked on February 19 highlights that financials have been the largest negative contributors across most regions. In the US, the underperformance of the large technology sector has weighed heavily on the overall return of the […]

Investors wary of new trading system: TWSE

By Kao Shih-ching / Taipei Times Staff reporter Despite the launch of a new continuous trading system yesterday, most local investors remained cautious and placed conventional day-only limit orders, the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) said. Day-only limit orders made up 96.31 percent of the 13.41 million orders placed on the exchange yesterday, while five new […]