WITH the benefit of hindsight, the five largest components of the S&P 500 index were a good place to shelter from the Covid-19 turmoil that caused a global economic slump.
ON June 19, Singapore took a big step forward in its gradual lifting of restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.
AT the dawn of 2020, before Covid-19 was on the radar of investors, it was inconceivable that the S&P 500 would slump more than 30 per cent in less than three months.
IT has been a difficult year so far for emerging markets (EM) corporate bonds, which as an asset class has suffered its worst first-half performance in recent history.
WHEN it comes to how the latest economic data could impact investors, two opposite interpretations emerge.