Coronavirus Fears

Stocks are off by about 3% this morning (as of noon on 2/24/2020) on fears that cases of coronavirus are accelerating outside of China.  Should you worry?  For the “general American public“, the answer is no.  Does that mean that only an idiot would be concerned by this?  No.  Identifying and dealing with threats is how humans have survived as a species.  It’s normal to watch the news, worry, then talk to someone about it. China China’s position as not only a supplier of goods, but also as a newly dominant source of demand for goods is a twist, though.  I will be watching Apple stock as a proxy for this story.  A good amount of Apple stuff is dependent on the Chinese supply chain.  The rising Chinese middle class loves the iPhone.  Also noted is that the ‘Trade War’ between the US and China may have softened the blow…

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