Weighing the Impact of COVID-19 on Fixed Income

Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, discusses some of the most pressing issues facing fixed income markets as the coronavirus crisis unfolds and reminds us that the common thread in all crises is that they end.

Key Takeaways

  • The genuine uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic has created extensive panic among investors, leading to some unusual market movements.
  • The rules have changed, particularly as it relates to policy intervention. But as with every crisis, new tools will come to the fore to help curtail the impacts of the pandemic.
  • Rather than trying to predict the magnitude of these market moves, investors should remain mindful of their time horizon and risk tolerance as they navigate a changing environment and persistent volatility.

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