Understanding Negative Interest Rates

We’ve been hearing a lot of talk about negative interest rates this past week. In times of extreme stress, financial markets behave in extraordinary ways. The more volatile the stock market, for example, the more difficult it is to find rational buyers and sellers. Today we're seeing these same distortions…

Coronavirus

The recent sharp decline in the U.S. stock market, which saw the S&P 500 slide as much as 15% in just seven sessions, resulted from fears that the impact of the COVID-19 virus (popularly known as coronavirus) could be deeper and longer lasting than previously thought. This view coincided with…