Exposure rates of the Dorval Asset Management Range – 28th February 2020

Overview: investors have often been described as complacent of late when faced with the economic risks of the efforts to contain the coronavirus, but panic has now set in. 

As February draws to a close, we have seen one of the fastest and most furious corrections in US stock-market history, with Wall Street plummeting almost 15% in the space of a week. Despite reassuring news coming out of China, the likelihood of a worldwide pandemic has grown with the sharp surge in cases in South Korea and Italy. Pending the development of a vaccine and treatment and despite a much lower mortality rate than for the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003, we will probably see an acceleration in lockdown measures.

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