A trader wears a mask on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 20 as the building prepares to close indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters A trader wears a mask on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 20 as the building prepares to close indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
A trader wears a mask on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 20 as the building prepares to close indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters

To trade or to halt? That is the question confounding global markets as stock indexes plunge amid pandemic

  • Most stock markets in the world have circuit breakers, as well as limit-up and limit-down controls in place to even out volatility, calm jitters or rein in euphoria
  • Closing markets and ceasing transactions, especially if it’s done without proper communication, merely delays the inevitable outcome, brokers say

Topic |   Banking & Finance
A trader wears a mask on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 20 as the building prepares to close indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters A trader wears a mask on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 20 as the building prepares to close indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
A trader wears a mask on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 20 as the building prepares to close indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Reuters
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