Markets and Economic Update for March 2020

David Lundgren, CFA, March 4, 2020

Welcome to the Markets and Economic Update, provided by the Hancock Whitney Asset Management team as an informational resource for clients and individuals who are interested in hearing our perspectives on current economic issues.

   

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The Coronavirus and its effect on markets is the main topic of discussion on this month's call:  

  • Richard Chauvin starts by updating listeners with the latest news on confirmed cases, recoveries and fatalities. He also provides some historical perspective on previous epidemics.
  • Paul Teten then discusses the economic disruption stemming from the virus, starting with recent manufacturing data from China and expectations for a temporary growth slowdown in Germany and the U.S.
  • Martin Sirera discusses the stock market selloff and likelihood of continued volatility.
  • Jeff Tanguis then discusses the latest in the bond market, starting with an explanation of the all-time low Treasury yields. Jeff also discusses the recent activity of The Fed and global central banks.

 

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