Market Watch – April 24, 2020 – By Steve Goldstein

What is clear is that there isn’t as yet a proven treatment for COVID-19, which, according to the Johns Hopkins tracker, has killed 190,810 worldwide. But the S&P 500 SPX, -1.85%  has climbed 25% from its closing low on March 23, after dropping as much as 34% from its February peak.

Style Analytics, a research firm based in Boston and London, has studied both the crash and recovery, and compared them to other crashes — the global financial crisis, the dot-com bubble and the 1987 crash.

The COVID-19 crash was similar to the crashes from the global financial crisis and 1987 in how stocks of various styles and factors reacted.

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