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Five Rules for Investing During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Pitfalls to avoid and opportunities to seek.

Justin Thomson
T. Rowe Price,  April 2020


  • Crises are a fact of life in financial markets, and although all crises are different, there are some common threads running through them.

  • Lessons to learn from past crises include ensuring that you understand everything you own in your portfolio and avoiding the temptation of trying to call the bottom of the market.

  • Other lessons include remaining invested, seeking out high‐quality companies (which tend to recover strongly), and being on the lookout for fallen angels.

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