Shares plunge in worst day since financial crisis

A very rough start to the week for the markets. This story has a good round up of the bigger picture around the globe and unsurprisingly, coronavirus is at the root of this.

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& again

Circuit breakers are doing overtime. They better got some spares knocking about…!

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I wonder if there’s a chance they’ll have to close the stock markets if the pandemic gets worse. How many traders are there on site who can’t work remotely? :thinking:

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I expect the exchanges business continuity plans for this type of situation and I get the impression that the traders on site are window dressing really. There’s a good story on this here -

The CME still has a trading floor, which it’s had to close it because of coronavirus. They are planning to close it for good in July anyway though.

Here’s the history -

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