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Comparing News Sentiment in the Time of COVID-19 to the 2008 Financial Crisis

The Daily News Sentiment Index can be used to assess how sentiment responded to the COVID-19 crisis compared to the 2008 financial crisis. News sentiment declined at a similar pace and scale during both crises but recovered more quickly in the financial crisis.

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SF Fed COVID-19 Resources

Stay updated on the Fed's response to the coronavirus, including interviews with President Daly and the latest SF Fed research.


Economic Letter

Market Assessment of COVID-19

Posted May 28, 2020

The COVID-19 public health crisis has affected asset prices differently across sectors of the U.S. economy. Stocks in utilities, real estate, and energy sectors initially suffered the worst shocks, while infotech, health-care, and telecom sectors fared relatively better. Businesses with higher financial leverage saw larger valuation declines, affected in part by concerns about insolvency.

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In the News

From the President

3D Public Servants: The Courage to Be Human

April 16, 2020

South by Southwest (SXSW)
Online, pre-recorded video presentation


Economic Outlook

May 29, 2020

Mark Spiegel, senior policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated his views on the current economy and the outlook as of May 28, 2020.

From the Board of Governors

Beige Book

May 27, 2020

"I am, and continue to be, a product of the wonderful, strong, and courageous women who have influenced me throughout my life,” says Senior Paralegal Nilza Monroy.

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