A trader reacts to news on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 11. Photo: AP A trader reacts to news on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 11. Photo: AP
A trader reacts to news on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 11. Photo: AP
Christopher Smart
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Christopher Smart

Coronavirus-wary investors could learn from Franklin D. Roosevelt and inoculate themselves against fear

  • Investors must digest the health data, gauge the impact of the spread of Covid-19 on growth and earnings and, most importantly, keep their emotions in check

A trader reacts to news on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 11. Photo: AP A trader reacts to news on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 11. Photo: AP
A trader reacts to news on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 11. Photo: AP
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Christopher Smart

Christopher Smart

Christopher Smart is chief global strategist and head of the Barings Investment Institute. Earlier in his career, Christopher managed emerging markets and international strategies at Pioneer Investments and served in senior economic policy positions at the US Treasury and the White House. He holds a BA in history from Yale University and a PhD in international relations from Columbia University.