Coronavirus Concerns: Monitoring the Risks Closely, but Not Reacting in Portfolios Yet

Rhea Thomas |
Wilmington Wire
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January 28, 2020 — The spread of a new coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, has been raising concerns about its rising human health impact, and sending shivers through financial markets in recent days as investors try to assess its impact on growth and markets. Since the first identified case of coronavirus was made public on December 8, 2019, the pace of infection has picked up rapidly, with just over 4,500 cases now reported (nearly doubling overnight), and 106 reported deaths so far.