What a crazy week! The uncertainty created by the coronavirus has obviously impacted the markets. In all of the panic, we wanted to help you cut through the noise. There is a big difference in the way you should prepare your family from a health perspective versus reacting from a financial perspective for any impact the virus may have.
Fortunately, if you already utilize diversified portfolios, you can weather any short-term pain! We are not the only voices that consider this a short-term event. The IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath stated, “There is a scenario where all the hit takes place in the first quarter, and by April, like a V-shape, China is back to normal.” This V-shape recovery is exactly why we do not try to time the markets. As we explain in this video, there are quite a few similarities to the outbreak of SARS in 2003, and, if history is likely to repeat itself, the recovery will be just as fast (or faster) than the downturn.
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