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Your Daily Investment Brief
The global spread of COVID-19 has caused significant market movements and uncertainty among investors.
Your daily investment brief houses our experts' latest analysis and strategies for navigating the turbulence created by the outbreak—keeping you updated on our thinking and how these changes might impact your portfolio.
Key Questions: Are Money Market Funds Safe?
When choosing money market funds investors should focus on large well diversified funds, issued by respected companies, instead of chasing yield.
Key Questions: Bear Market is Back: What Should Investors Do?
Don’t succumb to panic: Stay disciplined and seek opportunities to upgrade portfolios.
Key Investment Perspectives: March 2020
In an uncanny repeat of January, US equities reached all-time highs in the first 12 trading sessions of the month, only to decline over the final two weeks as a result of growing fears over the breakout of the COVID-19 disease. Markets shifted to high alert and quickly priced in a potential severe adverse impact on the US economy and corporate earnings.
Key Questions: Is This 2008 All Over Again?
We remain hopeful that our nation’s history of medical innovation will again prove its prominence and our economy will again reveal its resilience.
Key Questions: How Should Investors Navigate Volatile Markets?
As the spread of the coronavirus and its related disease COVID-19 expands rapidly beyond China and financial markets gyrate wildly, investors’ collective nerves have been understandably shaken over the past several weeks.
Our Thoughts on the Current Environment: COVID-19
Stocks have reacted and have entered correction territory with the S&P 500 Index down 12% from a recent record high.
Key Questions: Has the Coronavirus Reached American Shores?
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant." — Anne Bradstreet
Key Investment Perspectives: February 2020
On January 17, the market seemed poised to post another month of solid gains. Then the coronavirus hit in China, putting an end to the steady stream of new market highs. It’s still too early to estimate the economic impact of the coronavirus, but indications are that it is likely to be serious.
Key Questions: Are Investors Concerned Enough About the Coronavirus?
While we caution against concluding "all clear" in terms of heightened risk levels, being out of the market has risks, too.
Key Questions: Should Investors Race with Tesla or Hit the Brakes?
Following the herd can be tempting, but history tells us that this is a fool’s game. Instead, investors need to remain rational and disciplined and trust the process.
Outlook Call: What Do Investors Need to Know for 2020?
George Mateyo, Chief Investment Officer is joined by Libby Cantrill, CFA, Managing Director and head of public policy for PIMCO, as they discuss the latest headlines and what investors should expect in 2020.