NewsWatch: ‘Once you really hate yourself, buy lower than you thought was possible’ — history suggests this approach pays off

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Ben Carlson, portfolio manager at Ritholtz Wealth Management, took a deep dive into some of the other big pullbacks of the last century to offer up some perspective on what’s happening now. See full story.

Wall Street is wondering if the Fed can heal a coronavirus-stricken stock market that just saw $4.3 trillion in value vanish over the past 7 sessions

A historic week for the stock market ended with a big, fat question mark: what will the government and the Federal Reserve do about the coronavirus outbreak that threatens to decimate the longest-running bull market on record? See full story.

Here’s how financial advisers manage their money when stocks tank

Savvy investing pros stay calm because they know to expect the unexpected, writes Elaine Scoggins. See full story.

There’s a simple reason that gold is falling along with coronavirus-afflicted global stocks

Gold prices have been acting a bit strange lately, with the haven metal plunging in the face of a dive in global stock markets hit by the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the economy in China and around the world. See full story.

This is what has to happen for a coronavirus vaccine to be affordable

Private sector involvement could accelerate vaccine discovery, but could come with a hefty price tag, experts say. See full story.

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A paper published in JAMA reviews a China-based sample of 72,000 COVID-19 cases, which suggests dramatic variations in the death rate of the illness. See full story.