It was one of the worst quarters in Wall Street's history, but now we have to see what's in store for the second quarter.
In the first three months of 2020,… U.S. stocks recorded their biggest drop since 2008 global financial crisis.,.. ending the quarter 22-percent lower than the start of the year.
The Dow Jones saw its worst Q-1 performance ever,… this,… despite the 2 trillion dollar fiscal stimulus package and emergency action by the Federal Reserve to keep the American economy afloat.
Looking at the daily closing numbers,… the Dow was down just over 400-points or 1.8 percent.
The S&P 500 ended the day around 1.6 percent lower, for its worst first quarter since 1938.
The NASDAQ closed down just below 1-percent to close at 77-hundred.
A slightly different picture on the oil market.
Prices rose a touch after a tumultuous start to the week,… with WTI edging up nearly half-a-percent to 20-dollars 17-cents on Tuesday, while Brent crude was down less than one-tenth of a percent to 22-74.