Coronavirus impact: Our latest responses to recent market news
Investing in volatile times
At Russell Investments, we help investors manage downside risk in three ways: by diversifying sources of returns, by using a robust dynamic asset allocation process to guide tactical positioning, and by seeking effective implementation capabilities. We have been anticipating a low-return, high-volatility environment for the last two to three years. Accordingly, we have been dynamically adjusting our portfolio positioning to manage downside risk.
Advisors: Keep calm and keep your clients invested
Four general rules to help keep clients calm and invested when markets turn choppy.
The coronavirus market selloff: 3 watchpoints for markets
Markets around the world are tumbling on fears that the coronavirus could significantly derail global economic growth.Read blog post
Battling market uncertainty: Is the best offense a good defense?
Whoever said that the best defense is a good offense probably wasn’t thinking about financial markets.Read blog post
Diversification: A potential cure for emotional investor behavior?
The concept of diversification is nothing new for investors. The adage “don’t put your eggs in one basket” simply states why diversification is vital.
What is risk management?
When it comes to investing, risk management is the active mitigation of uncertainty that surrounds all investment opportunities. Investing is inherently risky. At Russell Investments, we do not seek to avoid risk, but rather work to ensure that the right risks are taken, with the highest likelihood of compensation. We work to ensure exposure to uncompensated risk is minimized.
Important market volatility truths
The impact of staying invested during market turmoil
Staying the course during market volatility is often difficult for many investors. Some choose to move to cash investments, while others try to time the market. Unfortunately, these investors are often buying high and selling low—and miss the rallies that follow the challenging periods.
Thinking about market timing
Correctly timing when to get out of – and back into – the market is tricky. Get out right after a ‘worst’ day, and one might not get back in soon enough to catch a ‘best’ day. Such mistiming can have a significant impact on potential portfolio returns.Read more
Market Cycle of Emotions
Emotions can be such a threat to an investor's financial health, it is important to be aware of them.Read more
Fight Fear with Facts
Rather than let our reaction to the market's movements lure us into making rash decisions, knowing the facts can help us deal with the emotions that erratic markets can cause.Read more
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