The COVID-19 Crash in the US Stock Market
20 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2020
Date Written: June 21, 2020
This paper studies the US equity market during the COVID-19 period in the first half of 2020. There is a record rise, then a record fall in prices and then a record recovery. Throughout the period there was extreme volatility and much short term momentum with fear and greed alternating. The VIX index signalled the market direction. The roles of the 10 year government bond, the S&P500, Apple Computer stock are studied as well as the massive Fed and government stimuli which fuelled the rebound, despite extremely weak fundamentals.
Keywords: COVID-19 response, stock market crash, stock market rally, Fed stimulus, government stimulus, effect of the volatility index, bond and stock prices.
JEL Classification: B26, C18, E43, G01, G12, G18, N22, Y1
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