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The global spread of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, officially named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO), is already impacting economies, markets, and stocks.
Last week, I brought you part one of my series on how this new coronavirus outbreak is affecting global markets and, ultimately, your money. Then the market moved more than 4,500 points in five days.
Today, I'm walking you through what's ahead - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Investors need a comprehensive roadmap to navigate each of the potential pathways the virus could take markets down, because it's going to take them down all three roads...
The COVID-19 Impact on Markets: the Good
Viruses can and do "burn themselves out," according to scientists. The best-case scenario for economies, markets, and stocks is if COVID-19 burns itself out in the next few months without any significant increase in either infection or mortality rates.
John Nicholls, a pathology professor at the University of Hong Kong, says he knows when the virus will become inactive.
Following Nicholls' remarks in a leaked transcript from a conference call organized by Hong Kong brokerage firm CLSA, AccuWeather staff writer Mark Puleo contacted the professor for on-the-record commentary...
About the Author
Shah Gilani boasts a financial pedigree unlike any other. He ran his first hedge fund in 1982 from his seat on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. When options on the Standard & Poor's 100 began trading on March 11, 1983, Shah worked in "the pit" as a market maker.
The work he did laid the foundation for what would later become the VIX - to this day one of the most widely used indicators worldwide. After leaving Chicago to run the futures and options division of the British banking giant Lloyd's TSB, Shah moved up to Roosevelt & Cross Inc., an old-line New York boutique firm. There he originated and ran a packaged fixed-income trading desk, and established that company's "listed" and OTC trading desks.
Shah founded a second hedge fund in 1999, which he ran until 2003.
Shah's vast network of contacts includes the biggest players on Wall Street and in international finance. These contacts give him the real story - when others only get what the investment banks want them to see.
Today, as editor of Hyperdrive Portfolio, Shah presents his legion of subscribers with massive profit opportunities that result from paradigm shifts in the way we work, play, and live.
Shah is a frequent guest on CNBC, Forbes, and MarketWatch, and you can catch him every week on Fox Business's Varney & Co.