Temporary halt in trading after S&P 500 falls 7%.

With a collapse in oil prices triggered by the Saudi-launched price war, and Coronavirus fears spreading posing a devastating threat to both lives and the economy, stocks have plunged.

The Dow Jones was down over 1,800 points, and the S&P 500 was down a whopping 7% in just minutes of trading.

The TSX fell over 1400 points, the biggest drop since the Financial Crisis. Trading was temporarily halted as well.

As a result, circuit breakers were triggered, causing a temporary halt in trading until 9:49 eastern time.

Spencer Fernando

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