J. Risk Financial Manag., Volume 14, Issue 1 (January 2021) – 41 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): A new year has arrived, but the COVID-19 pandemic has removed any chance of a clean slate, as it has had parallel and uneven worldwide shocks on the economy. Stock markets were as usual the first to react, and within this context, they presented drop rates which were as significant as those seen in the global financial crisis of 2008. This study uses daily data to model the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the first affected countries’ stock market indices and global commodity markets. The results confirm the negative short-term impact of the virus spread rate on the returns of the stock market indices and partial negative effects on commodities. View this paper.
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