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Navigating COVID-19 market volatility

Societies, economies and financial markets are being sharply impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Many Australians’ lives are being affected as are their investments and superannuation accounts.

 

We want to provide you with information to understand what’s happening, and to help navigate this difficult period. This information will be updated regularly. In all market conditions, including times like now, we encourage you to speak to your financial adviser.

 

For additional information and updates for investors, please visit mlc.com.au/coronavirus.

Video: How business operations may change because of COVID-19

6 April 2020

Which global businesses are riding out the current crisis? Portfolio Manager, Myooran Mahalingam, discusses.

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Video: Differences between current environment and 2008/09 Global Financial Crisis

6 April 2020

Current market volatility is distinctly different to the GFC. For one, banks will be part of the solution this time, not the problem. Portfolio Manager, Myooran Mahalingam discusses.

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Video: Impact of falling oil price on share markets

6 April 2020

Why oil prices have fallen. And why this is actually good news for many. Portfolio Manager, Myooran Mahalingam, discusses.

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Video: Making sense of current volatility in global share markets

6 April 2020

Is moving into cash the right thing to do in the current environment? Portfolio Manager, Myooran Mahalingam, shares why maintaining perspective has never been more important.

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Video: Drivers of global share market volatility

6 April 2020

In terms of current market volatility, the thing to note is that volatility is normal. However, we are going through a period of time where volatility is quite elevated, and relative to history as elevated as it has ever been.

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Video: Market update

23 March 2020

Supply and demand shocks are hitting the global economy. Together, they are amping up investor uncertainty. Jonathan Armitage, Chief Investment Officer at MLC, discusses.

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Video: Market update

19 March 2020

Markets are continuing to be volatile as investors react to the news about economic growth and global trade being disrupted by the coronavirus and oil prices. Jonathan Armitage, Chief Investment Officer at MLC, discusses.

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Video: Market update

19 March 2020

Investors have tended to move to cash during past market events. But that’s not always a good idea. Jonathan Armitage, Chief Investment Officer at MLC, discusses.

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Video: Market update

16 March 2020

We are continuing to see unprecedented volatility in equity markets and within the last 24 hours we have seen significant announcements from a number of central banks. Jonathan Armitage, Chief Investment Officer at MLC, discusses.

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Video: Market update

12 March 2020

Markets are continuing to be volatile as investors react to the news about economic growth and global trade being disrupted by the coronavirus and oil prices. Jonathan Armitage, Chief Investment Officer at MLC, discusses.

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Video: Market volatility update

10 March 2020

How have investment markets reacted to the coronavirus outbreak and the reduction in oil prices? Myooran Mahalingam, Portfolio Manager at MLC, discusses.

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Video: Economic and market update

10 March 2020

The coronavirus has had a significant impact on investment markets. Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist at MLC, discusses what to expect over the coming months.

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Capturing coronavirus and other remote possibilities in the Investment Futures Framework

4 March 2020

Due to the Investment Futures Framework, our portfolios were not caught completely unawares by the coronavirus outbreak and that may provide some reassurance for our clients.

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Video: Managing investment risks amid coronavirus

2 March 2020

The coronavirus is first and foremost a health issue. However, it's also a timely reminder that investment risks always exist. The strong market returns of the past decade may have caused some investors to forget this.

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Investment market impacts of coronavirus. Part II

27 February 2020

Markets are realising that economic dislocations stemming from the coronavirus outbreak may be more significant than previously assumed.

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Investment market impacts of coronavirus. Part I

19 February 2020

Trying to measure the coronavirus-impact on Australian companies is fraught. There’s a natural human desire for clear-cut answers, but that’s not always possible when putting industries under a microscope.

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