Taking a leaf from the history books, broader markets like the S&P 500 and the STI will experience a dip of a couple percentage points for the next few months - at least this was the case for SARS.
Zooming in to specific sectors, travel-related business (say airlines & hospitality) will obviously decline more than the broader markets. Conversely, medical-related industries (like pharmaceutical and hospitals) will increase in value.
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More importantly, it far more crucial to stay invested and not to "panic sell". Stay safe and healthly everyone :)
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Unless it becomes a global pandemic that wipes out the population like the Spanish Flu, I doubt the Wuhan Virus will have more than a short term impact on the markets.
Definitely ready to buy on the dip. A number of SG shares fell to a low today, led by companies such as SATS which might face a challenge if air travel is clamped down across the region for the next few months.
Although we're not in a full blown crisis yet, so I'd caution against going all in.
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