The Coronavirus Impact
The spread of the COVID-19 virus throughout the world is a shock that has significant impact on people's lives as well as economies and markets. Explore research on how we are assessing the impact of this event, as well as how we handle this or other such shocks in our investment process.
Recorded April 23, 2020: In conversation with Senior Portfolio Strategist Jim Haskel, Co-CIO Bob Prince examines the forces COVID-19 unleashed on the economy, the measures that will be required to restart the flywheel between income and spending, and the range of ways the shock is impacting different countries, sectors, and companies.
April 27, 2020
The coronavirus will have meaningful implications for economic activity and the range of possible outcomes is almost unimaginably wide. Co-CIO Greg Jensen and our research team consider the range of plausible economic outcomes and how Bridgewater is taking that range of outcomes into account.
April 6, 2020
In our continued efforts to measure the financial impact of the coronavirus, we estimate that corporate losses could result in a $20 trillion global ripple effect — a hit that will be felt from incomes and household balance sheets to central banks and governments. Co-CIO Greg Jensen and our research team explore the scale of the holes, and how managing them will impact economic conditions and markets going forward.
March 30, 2020
At Bridgewater, we have been describing an impending paradigm shift in economies and markets as the forces that drove the environment over the last decade have reached their limits. Co-CIO Greg Jensen and Jason Rogers from our research team examine how the shock of the coronavirus has accelerated a shift that we expected would unfold much more gradually over time.
Recorded Feb 26, 2020: With the growing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Senior Portfolio Strategist Jim Haskel sat down with Chief Security Officer Richard Falkenrath and Co-CIO Greg Jensen to discuss what we currently know about the coronavirus, how it compares to disease outbreaks over the last century, and its potential impact on economies and markets.
February 3, 2020
A few weeks ago, most of us had never heard of a “coronavirus” — much less “2019-nCoV,” the precise term for the seventh known strain of coronavirus, which first appeared in humans late last year in Wuhan, China. Now, barely a month since it was first reported, the new virus has seized the attention of the world. It has infected thousands of people, disrupted the lives of hundreds of millions, and become a major market driver. And the outbreak appears to be accelerating.