Risk markets have taken a turn for the worse as coronavirus spreads outside of China. Valuations are lower, but do they compensate investors for the increased risks to global growth and corporate fundamentals?
This weekly update provides a snapshot of changes in the economy and markets and their implications for investors.
Japanese GDP for the fourth quarter fell by 6.3% annualised versus the previous quarter – below market expectations.
Canadian and Australian equities offer defensive, income-producing opportunities, and can help diversify exposure to larger stock markets such as those of the U.S. and Europe.