In the February issue of our monthly flagship publication, we feature:On the Record by Chief Investment Officer Tony Roth, where he delves into both the known risks and an unanticipated risk like the coronavirus epidemic (which originated in China but has spread to nearly 30 countries thus far) and explains their potential market and economic outcomes, as well as how it all fits into our portfolio positioning and house view for 2020.
February 5, 2020 — This Wilmington Wire blog post is the third in a continuing series of updates on the coronavirus outbreak and its market and economic implications. The first, Coronavirus Concerns: Monitoring the Risks Closely, but not Reacting to Portfolios Yet; and the second, Coronavirus update: Hold the line. We also held a conference call on Monday, February 5, where we discussed the market sell-off and potential economic implications of the epidemic. Call recording.
February 3, 2020 — The novel coronavirus originating from the populous city of Wuhan, China, continues to progress, with still-unclear implications for global economies and markets. Since our Wilmington Wire post last week discussing the topic, the number of reported cases globally has more than quadrupled to 17,489 across 24 different countries, with 362 deaths reported, at the time of writing. All but one of these deaths has occurred in China.