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Epidemics and The Markets

Epidemics and The Markets

February 28, 2020

As the global economy reacts to the coronavirus outbreak, it may seem as though we’re leaping into a new period of market volatility.  With this year being a leap year, using your bonus day to review your financial plan can help you feel more reassured and confident. Remember that a properly diversified strategy is the best way to tune out all the noise and remain focused on your goals.

Attached is a research article from our partners at First Trust Portfolios L.P. In this report we look at the historical performance of the S&P 500 Index during several epidemics over the past 40 years. It is our belief at Manhattan Ridge Advisors that viewing the market’s overall resiliency through several major epidemics can give us perspective on the benefits of investing for the long-term.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to email or call us.

Very truly yours,


Epidemics and The Markets