The Impact of COVID-19 on Multi-Asset Class Relationships

COVID-19’s Impact Across on Multi-Asset Classes

 

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Source: The MSCI Multi-Asset Class Factor Model (MAC). Learn more about the model here.

Note: The MAC model adopts the following sign conventions for rates, inflation and credit factors. For rates factors, positive returns correspond to positive Treasury-bond returns and negative interest-rate changes; for inflation factors, positive returns correspond to positive returns of inflation-linked bonds (everything else equal) and negative changes in inflation expectation; and for credit factors, positive returns correspond to positive credit-asset returns (everything else equal) and negative changes in credit spreads.


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