5-Chart Friday (4/3/20)

By Charlie Bilello

03 Apr 2020

5 charts from the past week that tell an interesting story in markets and investing.

1. A Turn for the Better in Hard-hit Italy πŸ™

Italy has reported an average of 4,428 new COVID-19 cases over the last 5 days, the lowest 5-day average since March 15-19. Hoping and praying this continues…

2. Crude Oil Bounces

Record volatility in Crude Oil continues, with the largest 1-day and 2-day spikes in history (+24.7%, +39.5%).

3. COVID-19 by State

Population density seems to be one factor in explaining the large variance in % of positive tests…

4. Gas Below $2.00

Gasoline prices in the US (national average) move below $2.00/gallon for the first time in 4 years.

5. A Wave of Easing.

Central banks cutting rates in March (click for full list)…

And that’s it for this week. Thanks for reading.

Have a great weekend everyone!


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