Coronavirus Vaccines and the Economy
Hopeful markets react.
Provided by Stuart Cooper, CRPC®, Gerran Batterberry & Michael Pozzi
As the United States sees a rise in cases of COVID‐19 across the nation, news of two promising vaccines out of hundreds being tested has offered a ray of hope for a fatigued world.1
A positive reaction to these vaccines affects every aspect of human life, including the financial world. On Monday, November 16th, The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 450 points on the news of a second effective vaccine, hitting a record high.2
Markets are not merely reacting to the positive news, but what a vaccine might mean for the economy. Investors are likely picturing people returning to something resembling their old lives. Stocks related to travel, such as airlines and cruise holidays, have seen an uptick. The properties of the vaccine itself might influence the markets ‐ one of the vaccines spotlighted requires deep refrigeration, leading to a boost in trading for companies offering that service.3
Stuart Cooper, CRPC® may be reached at 847‐672‐1833 or [email protected]
Gerran Batterberry may be reached at 847‐672‐1291 or [email protected]
Michael Pozzi may be reached at 847‐672‐1292 or [email protected]
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