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The Latest on Coronavirus, the Markets and Economy

News surrounding the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing constantly.  While uncertainty over how wide and severe the effects will ultimately be is causing panic-selling in the markets—along with disruptions to businesses, travel and people’s everyday lives—there are practical steps you can consider taking to stay focused on your long-term goals and to help keep yourself and your family safe. As always, considering talking to a financial advisor.

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In this special audiocast, leaders from across Bank of America share important insights on what we currently know about the coronavirus and its potential impact on the markets and the economy.  Also joining the discussion is a medical expert on infectious diseases, who will discuss how COVID-19 compares to past viruses and what treatment regimens are currently available.   

Andy Sieg, President of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, introduces this important conversation featuring:

  • Chris Hyzy, Chief Investment Officer for Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank
  • Michelle Meyer, Head of U.S. Economics, BofA Global Research
  • Savita Subramanian, Head of U.S. Equity and Quantitative Strategy, BofA Global Research
  • Michael Hartnett, Chief Investment Strategist, BofA Global Research
  • James Shepherd, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, Yale School of Medicine

For more timely insights on current market conditions, read “Dealing with Volatility: What you Need to Know Now.”

Information is as of 03/10/20

The views and opinions expressed are those of the presenters and are subject to change without notice.  

This program is presented for informational purposes only and should not be used or construed as a recommendation of any service, security, or sector.  

Dr. James Shepherd is not affiliated with Bank of America.  Bank of America nor their affiliates provide healthcare advice.  

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  

The Chief Investment Office, which provides investment strategies, due diligence, portfolio construction guidance and wealth management solutions for Global Wealth and Investment Management ("GWIM") clients, is part of the Investment Solutions Group of GWIM, a division of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”).  

BofA Global Research is research produced by BofA Securities, Inc. (“BofAS”) and/or one or more of its affiliates. BofAS is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC, and wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.


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