Stock Exchanges and COVID-19

A Facebook post claimed, unlike other stock exchanges, Chinese stock exchanges had grown. The claim refers to changes “within one month”.

This claim is unclear, and likely to be misleading. Between 18th February and 17th March 2020, a Shanghai and Shenzen composite index had fallen by 9%.

Stock check

A post on Facebook compared stock indices in different countries. The figures refer to “the impact of…

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Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.