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Navigating Coronavirus Uncertainty

Perspectives from our investment teams on the market impact and key considerations for investors

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has created uncertainty about the outlook for global economic growth and led to heightened market volatility. Our clients are our top priority, and we’re focused on minimizing downside risk without losing sight of long-term opportunities. Although the virus is unique, market shocks are not, and our investment teams are experienced in managing bouts of volatility. Here, they share their latest thinking on how the coronavirus is impacting markets and what it means for investors.

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From Complacency to Panic: Coronavirus and Oil

Mar 9, 2020

Assessing the recent market shocks as oil prices tumble and the coronavirus continues to impact countries globally.

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Unconventional Monetary Policy in Australia: Not If, but When

Mar 6, 2020

Dan Siluk explains why a slowing economy and limited ability to lower interest rates may force the RBA to resort to unconventional monetary policy.

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Reassessing the Outlook for Global Growth

Mar 5, 2020

Although the coronavirus could slow global GDP growth in the near term and drive market volatility, we see reason to be optimistic about a rebound in 2021.

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Mar 4, 2020

With no clear Democratic front-runner after the Super Tuesday primaries, coronavirus concerns – more than election uncertainty – is likely to dominate markets.

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A Financial Professional’s Guide to the Coronavirus Correction

Mar 4, 2020

How advisors can help clients cope with market uncertainty through behavioral finance, strategic tax planning and a review of fixed income mandates.

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Fed’s Rate Cut Not a Cure for Volatility

Mar 3, 2020

The Fed’s surprise rate cut reflects the increasing uncertainty the U.S. economy and investors currently face.

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Crowded Markets Aggravate Coronavirus Fears

Mar 3, 2020

Why narrow investor concentration left markets vulnerable to an exogenous shock such as that caused by COVID-19.

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Coronavirus Update: Into the Unknown

Mar 2, 2020

Addressing the sharp correction in financial markets as concerns grow about the spread of the COVID‐19 coronavirus.

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Can Equity Markets Recover from the Coronavirus?

Feb 27, 2020

The spreading coronavirus has caused investors to worry about earnings growth. But as history shows, markets can rebound sharply once virus fears ease.

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