Investment Review – February 2020

Market Indicators

  • JSE All Share (ALSI) 51,038.18
  • Rand/Euro R 17.27
  • Rand/Pound R 20.07
  • Rand/US Dollar R 15.66
  • Rand/Aus Dollar R 10.20

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Investment decisions in time of stress

With Coronavirus causing turmoil in investment markets globally we have seen significant market moves across asset classes over the past week. With such an event it is extremely difficult to estimate investment outcomes, however one trait is reasonably certain: our human bias for loss aversion, which is heightened when fear like this spreads. At times like these it does pay to pause and consider the real-world outcomes for investors, and how we should consider investment decisions.

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The Allan Gray-Orbis Global Equity Feeder Fund remains fully invested in global equities. The objective of the Fund is to outperform the FTSE World Index at no greater-than average risk of loss in its sector.