Market volatility - a behavioural finance viewpoint

TL;DR - “Confidence will return, markets will start to function again and life will go on. Invest carefully but, above all, stay safe.”

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On this topic, Scott Galloway and Aswath Damodaran (Professor of Finance at the NYU Stern School of Business) have been discussing the impact of the Coronavirus on the markets/investing.

The ways the stock markets have been reacting to the Coronavirus are kind of incredible (frankly you would expect it to go much lower).

As Howard Marks, co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, puts it:

“We’re only down 15% from the all-time high of Feb. 19. It seems to me the world is more than 15% screwed up.”

This article is giving a good context for the US stock market: