Live: Coronavirus Market Crash Coverage

The Motley Fool’s live guide on what investors should do during the stock market crash and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bear markets are a fact of our investing lives, but they’re still shocking each time they occur. We’ve created this page for all investors seeking advice on what they should be doing in this turbulent period. Our most important content can be found in the Editors' Picks section, answering questions about what to buy right now, how much cash to keep on the sidelines, and what stocks could be the biggest winners once this is all behind us.

And we do believe this will all end up behind us, because we view investing as a long-term endeavor. Borrowing from Warren Buffett: "We have no idea -- and never have had -- whether the market is going to go up, down, or sideways in the near- or intermediate-term future." However, we firmly believe investors will be rewarded over the long term.

We suggest bookmarking this page as we will update our Editors' Picks periodically -- the Recent Articles section is a live feed of our latest thinking. Finally, we understand that many people are seeking epidemiological information on COVID-19. For that we strictly suggest visiting the information pages set up by the CDC and WHO.

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3 Stocks to Buy and Hold During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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It could help you protect your retirement account balance!

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Waiting for a Second Stimulus Check? Here Are 3 Dates to Watch

The first date has already occurred and the news it brought doesn't bode well for the potential for more COVID-19 money.

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Unemployment Fell in June, but That Doesn't Mean the Economy Isn't in Trouble

The jobless rate was lower in June than it was in both April and May, but it's still too high for comfort.

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Etsy Is Making All the Right Moves

The creative e-commerce marketplace is doing all the right things to increase its chances at growth.

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Delta Warns Pilots of Potential Layoffs as the Pandemic Continues

Air travel demand isn't coming back fast enough to prevent major job cuts.


2 Healthcare Stocks That Could Soar in 2020

Which of these companies helping to fight the pandemic is the better buy for investors?


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And one reason why it isn't.


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The Tax Deadline Won't Be Extended Again, and That's Actually a Good Thing

The IRS has confirmed that it's sticking with the July 15 deadline, and that could benefit tax-filers.

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Two developments appear to be weighing on the biotech stock.

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Why Inovio Pharmaceuticals Stock Is Crashing Today

Lingering disappointment over results announced on Tuesday and an FDA update are weighing on the stock.

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Plunging Sales Threaten J.C. Penney's Revival Hopes

The bankrupt department store chain is hemorrhaging sales, threatening its ability to restructure successfully.

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This Group That Was Left Out of the First Round of Stimulus Checks May Finally Get Relief

Millions of Americans are struggling right now, and lawmakers are looking to put money into the hands of those who need it.

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If the $600 Weekly Unemployment Boost Isn't Extended, it's Not Just Laid-Off Workers Who Will Suffer

Lawmakers owe it to the economy on a whole to keep that boost in play.


What Does AstraZeneca's COVID-19 Vaccine Push Mean for Moderna?

Moderna was seen as the leader in the COVID-19 vaccine race -- now it’s sharing the limelight.

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United Airlines' Dash for Cash Comes at a Cost

The airline giant has been able to raise a lot of debt financing, but it could take many years to fix the company's balance sheet.

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The PPP Loan Deadline Gets a Last-Minute Extension with $130 Billion Still Unclaimed

A last-minute extension means small businesses have until Aug. 8 to apply for Paycheck Protection Program funds.


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A rising dividend stream not only hedges against inflation, it also accelerates payback on investment.