Overheard

Monday’s huge stock-price surge apparently produced an even bigger leap in email sent by Wall Street salespeople and traders to their clients.

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A cut from the cartel may be too little to stave off a further oil-price collapse, and Saudi Arabia will suffer more than most.

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The coronavirus has claimed at least one victim in the world of initial public offerings: Warner Music Group has paused plans to return to Wall Street. It would be wise to press ahead as soon as the stock market finds a surer footing.

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Strong results and forecast can’t match the hype of the epidemic’s hottest trade.

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Broadway ticket bargains are on offer, possibly because customers are wary of catching the coronavirus.

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‘Black Swan’ fund Universa made huge gains in February as markets swooned from coronavirus risk without making any assumptions about the epidemic.

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The Federal Reserve’s surprise interest-rate cut didn’t assuage equity investors’ concerns about the impact of the coronavirus, yet it seems to have stabilized trading in corporate bonds.

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The Fed can support the economy in the fight against the coronavirus but can’t lead it.

Overheard

Pot stocks are having a lousy week, compounding sharp losses over the past year for the once-hot sector.

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Banks in the business of financing cross-border commerce actually thrived as a trade war loomed. The novel coronavirus is a much bigger threat.

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European banks on the hunt for superstar chief executives might be overcomplicating things. The data suggests they should think local and low-key.

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Economists and strategists have begun forecasting much more severe coronavirus effects than what analyst estimates and corporate earnings and sales guidance show.