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The coronavirus might pose a more serious threat to the global economy than stock market setbacks in 1987, 2000 or 2008; we just don’t know yet.
But Spanish flu, the Great Depression and both World Wars were comparable threats to the global economy, and, in all cases, the crisis was followed by recovery.
There is no guarantee that it will happen again, but some short-term indications are encouraging. Immediately before the coronavirus caused the first lockdown in England last March,
I contrasted the reaction of bulls - or optimists - and bears - or pessimists.
Amid falling share prices and investor confidence, I wrote: “While the bears may briefly enjoy their picnic, I continue to believe optimists gain more from long-term market trends than pessimists can profit from short-term setbacks.”4
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On March 23, the FTSE 100 slumped to its 2020 low-
point of 4,993. Since then it has risen by more than 31%. Similarly, the Dow Jones Index of American blue chip or big company shares slipped to trade at 18,592 that day but has subsequently bounced back by 61%. New York’s NASDAQ index of technology shares did even better, soaring 80% higher than its 2020 low-point.5
Whether we look at the current crisis; those of the last 30 years; or even go back over more than the last century; we can see that share prices may fall without warning in the short term but tend to recover over the medium to long term.
Investment trusts diminish the risk of stock markets by diversification and can sustain rising income payments
to shareholders. So it makes sense to take a long view of investment, let dividends pay us to be patient and resist the temptation to panic.
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4 Source: Citywire, March 10, 2020
5 Source: Bloomberg, December 4, 2020
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