The SARS Panic and the S&P 500
With swine flu, it it time to break out the masks?
Some stocks will, of course, directly suffer or benefit depending upon their business model. And perhaps, if this gets worse, it could impact the worldwide economy. But we went through a very similar exercise 6 years ago with the SARS outbreak.
The chart below shows the timeline of the SARS panic, along with the price chart of the S&P 500. Draw your own conclusions about correlation.
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