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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Weekly Jobless Claims Are Down, but the Unemployment Situation Is Still Dire

The past week saw the lowest count of new jobless claims since the start of the pandemic, but the numbers remain high.


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Low-cost prophylactics will be integral to solving the pandemic.

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Will the Self-Employed Be Excluded From President Trump's Payroll Tax Break?

The president is seeking to let workers defer payroll taxes -- but that may not apply to the self-employed.

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Macerich Earnings: Weak Q2 Results but a Brighter Future

The REIT was hit hard by mall closures last quarter, but rent collections have improved dramatically in recent months and the long-term demand outlook for space in top-tier malls remains solid.

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3 Medicare Mistakes to Avoid During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Steer clear of these -- your health and finances depend on it.

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Despite a major health crisis and a recession, it appears most workers who were saving for retirement before 2020 still are.

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Here's What the Average Jobless Worker Would Collect Under President Trump's Unemployment Boost

The president's executive order will help a lot of people -- if it goes off without a hitch.

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Coronavirus Could Cost Pre-Retirees $70,000 in Social Security Benefits

Here's why some seniors will face an outsized effect due to COVID-19.

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Like it or not, our current economic slump may be here to stay a while.

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Invitation Homes' Tenants Are Making Their Rent Payments

Rent collections for this single-family REIT are back to historical norms.

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President Trump Is Still Going After a Payroll Tax Holiday -- Despite the Drawbacks Involved

The president recently signed an executive order to defer payroll taxes, but it may not be helpful in the end.

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Why BioNTech Stock Surged 23% in July

The German biotech is making good progress in developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

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How Bad Did Unemployment Get During the Great Recession?

Though unemployment spiked roughly a decade ago, things were much worse in recent months.

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President Trump Has Temporarily Boosted Unemployment -- but There Are Strings Attached

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This Could Be the Ace in the Hole for Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine

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No one wants COVID-19 vaccines to fail. But if you want to hedge for the possibility, check out these solid stocks.

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These three restaurant chains just might be worth feasting on this month.

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