In 2020, investors experienced about a decade’s worth of volatility crammed into a single year. The unprecedented uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic sent the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) screaming lower by 34% during the first quarter, only to see the index finish the year higher by a double-digit percentage.
Suffice it to say, many long-standing records were tossed by the wayside last year.
Unfortunately, a new year doesn’t necessarily mean an end to the unprecedented volatility. There are 10 viable reasons the stock market could crash, once again, in 2021.