VIX – 2020 Coronavirus Crisis vs. Global Financial Crisis

VIX – 2020 Coronavirus Crisis vs. Global Financial Crisis The coronavirus crisis saw the VIX spiked much quicker than during the global financial crisis, and is normalizing more quickly as well. Image: J.P. Morgan Equity Derivatives Strategy

Coronavirus Mortality vs. % of the Population Tested

Coronavirus Mortality vs. % of the Population Tested This chart suggests that the true COVID-19 mortality rate could be much lower than originally thought, about 0.4%. Image: J.P. Morgan Quantitative and Derivative Strategy

U.S. Bank Loans

U.S. Bank Loans On the positive side, U.S. banks have significantly increased lending. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

U.S. Money Market Fund Assets

U.S. Money Market Fund Assets During this period of high volatility, many investors place their money in U.S. money market funds. When Warren Buffett says “be greedy when others are fearful,” this is a valuable mindset. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

Record Money Market Fund Inflows

Record Money Market Fund Inflows Money market funds get record inflow, as investors flood into the safety of cash. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy