Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 1 November 2020

Pocketful of Dirhams: Stocks, bonds, gold and more – what’s the investment outlook?

As Covid-19 takes its toll on the global economy, we analyse what's next for the markets

With the coronavirus outbreak still dominating our lives, stock market volatility looks set to continue as the markets struggle to interpret the economic fallout from the crisis.

While some investors may naturally want to flee the carnage and stash their money in the safest possible place, there are still options out there.

Airlines, hotel chains, entertainment operators, car manufacturers and oil companies may have been hammered, but some will be better placed to bounce back when the crisis starts to ease.

Meanwhile, other sectors such as supermarkets, online retailers and healthcare have benefited during the outbreak. So what is the outlook for assets such as stocks, bonds and gold now? And what can investors do to protect their portfolio?

Host Alice Haine, the personal finance editor of The National, is joined by Maurice Gravier, the chief investment officer at Emirates NBD, who offers his insights on the state of the markets.

Listen to last week's episode for tips on how to secure debt relief from your bank in the UAE

Updated: April 14, 2020 06:27 PM

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