The first quarter was a rollercoaster for global credit markets with a severe, homogeneous sell-off, followed by a sharp, if more modest, central bank-induced recovery.
The global lockdown has decimated some businesses with those in leisure, travel or retail seeing revenues collapse to zero.
During the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, recovery was largely in the hands of the governments bailing out troubled companies and providing liquidity to the system.
Investors who have sat out the bull market in precious metals may wonder if they have missed the train.
2020 will be remembered by UK income investors for decades to come.
Following the financial crash of 2008, investors have benefited from a decade of bullish markets, and while there were indications that a slowdown was on the horizon, economic stasis caused by a flu pandemic was not on anyone's radar.
Emerging markets have underperformed global and developed market indices over the past ten years, in spite of having greater opportunities for earnings growth.
A steep contraction in the UK economy is all but inevitable. Indeed, the latest survey data points to a sharp drop in activity since the start of the Covid-19 crisis.
With the UK facing the prospect of the sharpest drop in economic activity for more than 300 years, now seems a challenging time to be searching for growth.
Industrial real estate was historically the grafter of the real estate market, the small, often hidden part of a manager's portfolio.
Covid-19 and the measures taken to contain it have caused an extraordinary level of operating losses, debt accumulation and dividend cancellation across the UK equity market.
While new coronavirus cases are plateauing, although not yet declining significantly, countries in Europe are beginning to judge the economic pain wreaked by Covid-19 containment measures to be worse than the infection itself and are shifting focus slowly...
There is no doubt companies' sales and earnings are being hit across Japan.
The coronavirus pandemic is a human tragedy, but could it accelerate the transition to a more sustainable economy?
Against the backdrop of financial markets across the world falling steeply in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, investors rushed to traditional safe havens in a bid to safeguard their investments
"May you live in interesting times," goes the apocryphal Chinese saying. Whether this is a curse, or a blessing is open to interpretation, as all pithy statements are.
Covid-19 will impact the companies driving global decarbonisation in the short term, just as it is affecting all businesses.
While coming within a whisker of calling the low for the S&P 500, it is fruitless attempting to call short-term market moves.
As ever, looking at Japan from a Bull/ Bear point of view proves to be a challenge.
European equities have declined 26% during 2020 owing to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Consequently, economic activity indices have declined to multi-year lows.
Amid the increasingly sobering economic projections and single issue news coverage, it is easy to become blinkered.
It has been a difficult 2020 for stockmarkets, as the world fights to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
The international spread of Covid-19 has spooked markets into some of their worst days since 1987.