All the way back in Q1, we saw the quickest stock market sell off in history. In Q2, we have just witnessed the quickest recovery. It makes sense to question why, with the world economy almost at a standstill, we have seen stock markets make up nearly all of their losses for this year. Whilst, some sectors have even made gains with many of the world’s biggest tech stocks for example making new highs.
Looking forward, we are now also seeing lockdown conditions begin to ease around the world and economic recovery is within sight. Investors should also be aware that the tide could turn very quickly should the Covid-19 infection rate begin to creep back up.
As such, we have taken a look at a handful of stocks which could provide some resilience to the current conditions and/or some longer term prospects beyond the pandemic.