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Two Thoughts on Coronavirus

February 28, 2020
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With Coronavirus in the news, and markets taking a hit, we wanted to share two important things provided by John Hancock.

First: Here are viewpoints on the markets and the Fed which they published Thursday.

The Coronavirus Correction

Matthew D. Miskin, CFA,  and Emily R. Roland, CIMA, Co-Chief Investment Strategists at John Hancock Investment Management, explore market risks and relevant portfolio positioning as the world confronts a potential pandemic.

Coronavirus update: Implications for U.S. Interest Rates

Frances Donald, Chief Economist and Global Head of Macroeconomic Strategy at Manulife Investment Management, identifies five reasons why events in the last two weeks could convince the Fed to cut rates soon.

Second: Since data has meaning, let’s look at some facts. The Coronavirus discussion continues to escalate, and here’s some ammo to assist client conversations:

Source: Stock Performance during Viral Outbreaks

We feel now is an excellent buying opportunity for International with the unfortunate events occurring. Here’s a look at the Coronavirus versus SARS, and how the market reacted before and after the crises:

We hope this information helps and invite you to contact our office with any questions.