Hi all,

As investors, what are your thoughts on the Coronavirus and what does this mean for your portfolio? Have you taken actions over the past weeks to limit your exposure in particular markets?

There is a lot of conflicting information on the virus. For example, based on World Health Organisation situation reports, the number of confirmed global cases day-on-day appears to be decreasing. On the contrary, media reports suggest the virus spreading and getting worse. It's quite difficult to envisage where this might end up. There is no doubt the virus is devastating, particularly for those in China with many families affected.

World Health Organisation situation reports:

Below is a brief summary table which highlights the number of confirmed global cases and the DoD increase.

Reference: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/

Summary Table

DateGlobal CasesDoD Increase
27/01/20202798
28/01/202045931795
29/01/202060651472
30/01/202077361671
31/01/202098262090
01/02/2020118211995
02/02/2020145572736
03/02/2020173912834
04/02/2020206303239
05/02/2020245543924
06/02/2020282763722
07/02/2020314813205

It would be interesting to hear your thoughts.

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