What’s An Earthquake Worth In Dow Points?

In the wake of last week’s Southern California earthquake, we’re discussing the context of how earthquakes (and other natural disasters) affect investment markets.  The world has experienced many earthquakes over the last 130 years. Most have had little effect on markets, but some have had a big effect.

This week, we describe that makes an earthquake matter to investors, and what would happen if California faced “the Big One’?