We assess large stock market moves in the United States and a dozen other countries based on newspaper accounts. We classify the jumps by their trigger, their geographic origin and the clarity of journalist perceptions about the reason for the move.

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Media Coverage of our COVID-19 Paper:

Coronavirus has exerted historic influence on equity markets - Chicago Booth Review

How has COVID-19 hit the stock market? - Chicago Booth Review Interview of Steven J. Davis

Our Five Most Recent Codings

DateReturnPrimary CategoryClarity
4/21/2020-3.07%Commodities-.333
4/17/20202.68%Other-Specify (Coronavirus)-.060
4/14/20203.06%Other-Specify (Coronavirus)-.531
4/8/20203.41%Other-Specify (Coronavirus) .632
4/6/20207.033%Other-Specify (Coronavirus)0.333

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