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Virus, oil and a slowing global economy: Time to buy or take cover?

If you buy stocks directly, buy the blue chips, not the speculative stocks. And if you invest in funds, make sure you invest with a large multi-philosophy asset manager

if the virus spread continues to worsen, there will be sustained policy support for markets, and if the virus is contained, as is probably more than likely, then the world and markets will return to sanity. Another reason to buy.

IT WAS just two months ago that the main issues on the table for investors were the future of the US-China trade dispute, a slowing Chinese economy and the Brexit fuddle. Bulls were pointing to the positive sounds coming from an interim trade deal, and bears were touting the impact the trade...