Episode 81: It’s here. The Coronavirus impact on the stock market reviewed.

The World Health Organisation has officially declared the Coronavirus as a pandemic as travel bans, social distancing and recession speculations dominate headlines. After 20 years of uninterrupted economic growth in Australia, is this going to be our undoing or will it be a blessing in disguise? Joel, Steph, Louis and Brett provides a deep dive into this subject and gives us insight on the current stock market activity as well as outlook for the residential real estate market.

This Week’s Investor Exchange Round Table Covered:

  • Extreme Volatility: The spread and acceleration of the virus has begun to show negative economic impact as measures such as social distancing has reduced the earning abilities of many businesses. Major indexes such as the ASX 200, S&P 500, NASDAQ and the Dow Jones have hit all-time lows and point towards a recession. Joel provides his take on what individual investors can do to mitigate risk in this time of fear and uncertainty.
  • Property Investment: Will the Coronavirus impact the property market? Brett provides his overview on how the Coronavirus will impact the property market and if buying opportunities will be present in the short term.
  • All about the virus: The team has gathered some statistics on the death rates, cause of death and spread of virus breakouts to share with viewers on this podcast. This includes a deconstruction of the initial virus spread in the Hubei province and the strategy they employed to contain the spread.

You cannot be serious

  • Italy’s neighbour France have been hearing whisperings that Cocaine was the cure to the Coronavirus. This rumour was taken seriously by the French government whom released an official statement that advised the French citizens that Cocaine is not the cure to the Coronavirus.

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