Coronavirus: Volatility in the markets

International and domestic markets are bearing the brunt of the economic impact from COVID-19. To help you understand the effect and outlook of the coronavirus on your investments, check out the articles, videos and interactive tools available below.
Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to your financial advisor or Fidelity representative.


Using low volatility ETFs in uncertain markets

How low volatility ETFs reduce overall portfolio volatility while offering diversification benefits.


How the coronavirus pandemic affects your retirement plan

Considerations for investors that are in retirement or planning for retirement.

The CERB and economic response plan: What you need to know

As a result of the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Canada has been implementing measures to help Canadians navigate potential financial hardship. From unemployment assistance to RRIF changes, here are the highlights.

Should I buy mutual funds now?

How investors can protect their money during periods of market volatility.

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Four charts on the benefits of staying invested

These four charts may help you understand the current market volatility as a result of Covid-19 and what you should know as an investor.

Three things to know if you're thinking about GICs

If you’re worried about the market environment and thinking twice about your current investment plan, here are some things you should consider.

Portfolio manager commentary: Coronavirus and recent market volatility

Fidelity’s money managers weigh in on the recent coronavirus pandemic, discussing how global markets have reacted and what this means for investments.

Commentary on Fidelity ClearPath® Retirement Portfolios

Fidelity’s investment team weighs in on recent market volatility and provides insight into strategic asset allocation.

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Fidelity Canada policy in response to COVID-19

At Fidelity, the health and safety of employees, clients and communities is our top priority. Working very closely with public health authorities, we have implemented several measures to keep everyone safe and to continue our operations seamlessly and effectively.

Market bottom: Getting closer?

Jurrien Timmer, Director of Global Macro, outlines the key factors driving today’s financial markets and his perspective on where markets could go in the future.

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Strategies for volatile markets

When markets get choppy, it can pay to have an investing plan and to stick to it.


Learn more about the impact on the markets from Fidelity’s subject matter experts.


Interactive tools

Try our four interactive tools for understanding the markets.

Three things to remember during times of market volatility

With the widespread outbreak of the coronavirus, markets are reacting to the impact on the global economy. Financial markets can be subject to periods of event-related volatility that may leave you feeling anxious with your investments, but it’s important to keep in mind that time in the market beats timing the market.

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