People are reflected in a window of the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney on March 17. Asian markets have fluctuated after Wall Street suffered its worst day in more than three decades with coronavirus panic sweeping the globe. Photo: AFP
Hannah Anderson
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Hannah Anderson

The coronavirus has created an unprecedented market environment. Do the usual rules still apply?

  • To cushion the impact of social distancing, fiscal stimulus will have to go way beyond its current level of slightly over 1 per cent of global GDP
  • The current volatility is a reminder that investment strategies matter when it comes to how portfolios behave during a rapid market downturn
People are reflected in a window of the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney on March 17. Asian markets have fluctuated after Wall Street suffered its worst day in more than three decades with coronavirus panic sweeping the globe. Photo: AFP
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