This weekly update provides a snapshot of changes in the economy and markets and their implications for investors.
Markets, economy, stocks, growth, global, fixed income, international, asset classes
The US economy is now entering recession. Initial jobless claims – a measure of the number of new filings to receive unemployment benefits – rose to 3.283 million for the week ending 21 March.
The global COVID-19 outbreak, and the government-mandated lockdowns that ensued, caused risk assets to drop at an unprecedented pace over the first quarter of 2020.
A summary of the factors driving global markets over the last month.
Guide to the Markets