Audio commentary: Coronavirus developments and market impact

As the COVID-19 situation continually evolves, this is a period of great uncertainty for all of us. To help make sense of these difficult times, we’re having a conversation with Janet Engels, Head of the Portfolio Advisory Group – U.S., on the economic impact of the outbreak and what this disruption means for financial markets, what we’re observing during these fast-moving developments, and what to expect from here. Please take a few moments to listen to this audio file. If you have any questions or need further guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Providing our clients with valuable information on market trends, investment topics and other interesting considerations is an important part of our practice. We invite you to explore the articles below and contact us to discuss any of these topics in more detail.

Coronavirus: An outbreak of uncertainty

As new clusters of coronavirus cases pop up around the world, an outburst of volatility and concerns are running through markets. RBC Global Asset Management’s Chief Economist Eric Lascelles looks at how the scope of the outbreak is evolving and to what extent the coronavirus could sap Chinese and global economic growth. Read the full economic outlook in the latest edition of Global Insight.

 

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