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The COVID-19 Investor Pulse Check Series

What is the impact of the crisis on investors’ expectations for the US economy, the US stock market, and business leaders?

BCG’s COVID-19 Investor Pulse Check series is intended to bring the voice of the investor to business leaders and board members. While we feature the most recent investor perspectives here, you can explore earlier editions below.

The latest pulse check—conducted August 7–9, 2020—finds that a majority of investors expect either a W-shaped or U-shaped recovery, and they are bearish on the stock market through 2021. In addition, 71% believe management should actively pursue acquisitions to strengthen the business, preferably using tuck-in deals. The respondents represent investment firms with more than $4 trillion in combined assets under management. They cover a broad spectrum of investing types and styles, and about 80% are portfolio managers and senior analysts directly responsible for making buy, sell, and hold decisions.

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The COVID-19 Investor Pulse Check Series