Bored of sitting at home due to the corona crisis plus a savings interest rate of almost zero: this combination makes many people invest but investors are getting nervous. 

For a moment, the AEX, the indicator of the Amsterdam stock exchange, plunged more than 2 percent negatively on Thursday. At the end of the afternoon, it was more than 1 percent in the plus. The fluctuations show the turmoil among investors.  While the economy has fallen deeply due to the corona crisis, stock prices have exploded. The IMF speaks of a "split reality" and draws a comparison with the dot-com crisis at the beginning of this century. 

Mathijs van Dijk, professor Finance at the RSM is concerned  about the stock market as well due to the fact that prices have recovered so quickly since the corona crisis.


  • Mathijs van Dijk
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