As we monitor continual updates about COVID-19, our response is designed with two priorities in mind: the safety and health of our associates, clients and partners; and our mission to be trusted stewards of client capital.

The following content provides our views on market conditions and business policy due to the turmoil created by the coronavirus. The situation remains fluid and we will continue to update this page with additional information as it becomes available.

Chief Client Officer Jo Ann Quinif shares how our client team has continued to serve clients remotely and what she views as unique attributes of the team.

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The views expressed are those of Diamond Hill as of September 2020 and are subject to change. These opinions are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of results, or investment advice.

Those Underestimated Airlines
Blog | September 10, 2020
By Blake Haxton, CFA
It’s clear airlines caught the brunt of COVID shutdowns. But what has surprised the market most over the past five months? Research analyst Blake Haxton, CFA, discusses some unexpected developments.
Catch up on the latest developments in the securitized market, including where consumer default levels stand today, with our August fixed income commentary.
Energy & Airlines: An Update
Podcasts | September 3, 2020

Analyst Blake Haxton discusses the state of the oil industry after months of subdued demand and March’s price war, and shares where air travel demand stands today.

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The views expressed are those of Diamond Hill as of August 2020 and are subject to change. These opinions are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of results, or investment advice.

As of July 31, 2020, Diamond Hill owned Alaska Air Group, Inc. (equity) and Allegiant Travel Co. (equity).

Smart, energy-efficient buildings have been in demand for years, but their features have historically been viewed as luxuries versus necessities. COVID-19 has turned that view on its head.

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The views expressed are those of Diamond Hill as of August 2020 and are subject to change. These opinions are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of results, or investment advice.

As of July 31, 2020, Diamond Hill owned Johnson Controls International PLC (equity), Carrier Global Corp. (equity) and Honeywell International, Inc. (equity).

Fixed income portfolio manager Bill Zox projects new corporate bond issuance will exceed 20% of total outstanding corporate debt in 2020—enabled by the Fed’s massive buying power.
Breaking Eroom’s Law: Biopharma in Transition
International Perspectives: A Monthly Research Analyst Series | August 2020
By Chendhore Veerappan, PhD, CFA
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the pharmaceutical industry was suffering from market apathy due to poor research and development (R&D) productivity, negative publicity regarding high drug costs and a lack of innovation from mature biotech and biopharma companies – and valuations suffered.
We are now a little over three months past the peak of recent market uncertainty—the day the U.S. government announced its multi-prong efforts to stimulate and support financial markets and the economy.
High Yield: Reflections on a Crisis
Podcasts | July 23, 2020

Portfolio Manager John McClain reviews the historic first half of 2020, discussing opportunities in the investment grade space, fallen angels and the ongoing opportunity in the high yield market.

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The views expressed are those of Diamond Hill as of July 2020 and are subject to change. These opinions are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of results, or investment advice.

As of June 30, 2020, Diamond Hill owned equity shares of TJX Cos., Inc. (The). As of April 30, 2020, Diamond Hill owned debt in Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC, Ford Motor Co., Occidental Petroleum Corp., Sysco Corp., TJX Companies, Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co.

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Portfolio managers Grady Burkett, Krishna Mohanraj and Rick Snowdon discuss the long-term impact on global businesses of recent economic disruptions as well as new market opportunities.
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