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Covid-19 Fixed Income update: Market and economic effects of Covid-19 coronavirus

31/03/2020

Last week was another astonishing period for global markets as the impact of Covid-19 spread through populations and economies worldwide. This wrap-up of reaction from our investment teams offers insight into how the turbulence is playing out across asset classes. This paper is a 9-minute read.

  • Global cases of Covid-19 have well surpassed half a million , with lock-downs extended to several new countries.
  • Central banks in the US, EU and UK are now offering unlimited liquidity through Quantitative Easing programmes.
  • Despite unprecedented fiscal stimulus, global economies have seen a sharp contraction.

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount they invested.

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