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En mann går forbi New York-børsen 16. September 2019. Foto: Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP/Scanpix

Nok en dag med kraftig børsfall i New York etter at Center for Disease Control varslet at USA må forberede seg på en epidemi som kan bli stygg.

Dow Jones falt 900 poeng for annen dag på rad. Og oljen falt til under 50 dollar fatet.

The latest wave of selling marked the blue-chip benchmark’s worst two-day percentage decline in two years. Fear rippled across financial markets, sending the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note to a record low and crude-oil prices tumbling below $50 a barrel.

Markedene hadde en forhåpning om at epidemien ville gå over. Det tror man ikke lenger. Varslet fra CDC var dystert: USA må forberede seg på at epidemien kan bli stor.

Det svingte stemningen i retning pessimisme.

“The size of this economic shock is looking increasingly large on a global scale,” said James Athey, a senior investment manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments. “What we’re just seeing here is the crack in that sentiment-driven equity rally.”

 

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