Global stocks are edging lower and oil prices have plunged to 17-year lows at the start of another week set to be dominated by the coronavirus pandemic.
How bad has it been for the stock market in the first three months of 2020? It has been historic, in a word; but returns are almost certain to improve over the longer term despite the current pain, if history is any guide.
Gains for the Dow firm Monday, supported by shares of health-care related companies like Johnson & Johnson and UnitedHealth Group, as investors assess efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and cushion the economy against the impact of a near lockdown of activity across much of the U.S.
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