Coronavirus - What Data Investors Should Look at: Affected Stocks, Recession Fears, and more...

RavenPack | April 03, 2020

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April 3rd - Monitoring Fake News

We ranked countries according to the Fake News Index on our Coronavirus News Monitor. We found those that ranked highest also tended to be the countries with the toughest measures...

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COVID-19 Fake News

April 2nd - Headlines hint at Jobless Figures

RavenPack news analytics shows the weekly count of headlines containing the word "Layoffs" can provide a clue as to official Jobless Claims.

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Headlines hint at Jobless Figures

March 31st - Panic Index Leads Coronavirus Cases

Panic precedes pandemic, at least according to RavenPack’s Coronavirus Panic Index, which tends to rise ahead of cases of the virus. The Index measures the percentage of total COVID-19 news that mentions panic or fear; it has led confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the crisis. Follow the index here:

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Panic Index Leads Coronavirus Cases

March 25th - Insider-Sells on the Rise Prior to S&P500 Decline

In the days leading up to the 24th of February, the fall of S&P, the number of insider-sales rose, with executives increasingly selling their own shares.

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Coronavirus Insider Sells

March 24th - Strong Performance of A News Sentiment Strategy to Hedge Against the S&P500

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, trading the spread between positive and negative news sentiment stocks still continues to show strong performance.

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Coronavirus Sentiment Strategy

March 23rd - Pollution Levels Fall

Despite the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, one statistic that is progressively lowering in Europe, is the level of pollution.

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Coronavirus and Pollution

March 20th - As New Cases are Reported, Facilities are Closing

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases increases, the number of facilities closing down is simultaneously rising.

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Facilities Closing Coronavirus

March 19th - Measures Stop Protests, Not New Cases

Data shows protest-related news declines as COVID-19 cases rise.

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Coronavirus Protest

March 18th - ‘Epicdemic’ Rise in Spanish Coronavirus News

Coronavirus epidemic news related to Spain has increased by 355% in the last week probably due to the sudden escalation in virus counter-measures enforced by the Spanish authorities.

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Coronavirus Spain

March 17th - Media Coverage of Coronavirus in New York Area

After China and Europe, the media started to greatly cover the Coronavirus pandemic in the United States, especially the state of New York. Look out for places where it is mentioned the most.

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Coronavirus New York

March 17th - Travel Industry Hit Hard

Since the start of the crisis, fear has hit the Tourism, Hotel, and Airlines industries, with the Airlines industry suffering the biggest drop in news sentiment.

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Travel Industry Coronavirus

Comparison Hotels Airlines

March 12th - Airlines with China Exposure

Airline stocks with the most media exposure to China were hit the hardest during the first market scare after the coronavirus outbreak.

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Airlines with Coronavirus Exposure

March 11th - Recession Fears

Recession fears driven by the coronavirus are on the rise. More than 80% of all news about a recession talks about the new virus. Watch out for these news levels rising even further.

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Coronavirus Recession Fears

March 9th - Pneumonia Sentiment

News about pneumonia saw a strong negative decline in sentiment prior to the Wuhan (China) cases being linked to the coronavirus. Watch out for a sentiment reversal as a positive sign of the coronavirus situation improving.

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Coronavirus Pneumonia Sentiment

March 6th - Events Cancellation due to Coronavirus

News about events being canceled or postponed has more than doubled in the last week and quadrupled in the last 30 days.

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Coronavirus Events Cancellation

March 5th - Stocks co-mentioned with Coronavirus

Apple is the company most mentioned in the news alongside the coronavirus. It has 5x more news volume than the next company International Airlines Group (IAG). Also, 4 of the top 10 stocks in the ranking are airlines.

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Coronavirus Stocks Co-mentions

Coronavirus News Monitor

The monitor tracks information and analytics in real-time sourced from +19,000 media sources worldwide and measures the level of panic, social distancing, among other key topics in the news. We used the underlying data to produce the above infographics.

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Coronavirus News Monitor

About RavenPack's Coronavirus Data-Driven Insights

Visit our Coronavius Data-Driven Insights Hub where we are pulling together all our analytics, information and insights about the novel coronavirus in one place.

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