Investors in equities market urged not to panic as stock prices fall

Investors in the local equities market are being urged not to panic as stock prices fall sharply amid mounting fears about the economic impact of the coronavirus.
The market has declined by 14 per cent since the first case of the virus was detected in Jamaica last Tuesday.
But Marlene Street Forrest, Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, remains optimistic about the equities market.
Mrs Street Forrest says the market remains a viable option for long term investing.

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