First Eagle Global Value Team Quarterly Commentary
Investors initially downplayed news of the novel coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) in China, and equity indexes continued to press higher for the first weeks of 2020 as they did for much of 2019, led by growth-oriented stocks in general and the popular “new economy” names in particular. Sentiment shifted violently midway through the first quarter, however, as it became evident that the virus initially written off as a regional concern represented an emerging global health crisis, one that ultimately would bring an end to the longest bull market in US history and more than likely propel the global economy into recession.
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