Does 2019-nCoV matter for markets?
The coronavirus has added uncertainty to an otherwise low-volatility market environment. Recent developments suggest that the spread of the virus can be contained.
Global financial markets have reacted strongly to rising concerns over the spread of a novel coronavirus. After starting the year on a positive note, most risky assets took a dive at the end of January when the outbreak intensified, though most of this correction has now been recovered.
In the near term, we expect more volatility as a result, but ultimately, we see this as a temporary phenomenon that should only marginally affect global economic growth and markets.
Certainly not Chairperson Powell’s “knockout, great, super strong employment report” but Still Enough for Fed to Taper. September job growth in the US was underwhelming vs. expectations but still a green light for a Fed taper announcement by year-end.
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