It’s safe to say that this has been a year like none other. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has done one heck of a number on equities, and completely upended our social habits. We’ve witnessed the quickest bear market decline of at least 30% in history, as well as the fastest rebound to new all-time highs from a bear market low on record.
But as we’ve learned throughout the month of September, volatility hasn’t taken a vacation. We could very well have another stock market crash waiting for investors in the fourth quarter. Here are seven reasons a crash or correction may be imminent.
1. Another round of shutdowns becomes necessary
The pandemic is the most obvious of all possible reasons for a crash. Coronavirus infections could worsen considerably during the fall. Let’s not forget that the scientific community is still learning about the SARS-CoV-2