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Investment in the time of coronavirus: how to buck the bear

Events from history offer some guidance

By Paul Wallace   June 2020

Photo: Nick Zonna / IPA/IPA MilestoneMedia/PA Images

For investors the past few weeks have been sobering. Stock market falls have been violently swift. Subsequent bounce backs have been partial and spasmodic, and may in any case be deceptive. For those who have put their investing on hold, when is the right moment to re-enter the water? 

The recovery from the previous bear market over a decade ago offers some guidance. The last comparable shock to equity markets occurred at the height of the financial crisis. Indeed the decline in…

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