MANAGING THROUGH

VOLATILITY

We’re here to help you and your investors navigate through market volatility and focus on the long term.

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Investing in volatile times
Important truths to remember about market volatility

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.

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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.

Coronavirus market selloff

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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.

Battling market uncertainty

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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.

Diversification: a potential cure


Value of diversification (PDF)

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.

The value of staying invested—Investor insights

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"We believe one of the most important factors to an investment plan's success is the ability to stay invested."

- Erik Ristuben, Chief Investment Strategist

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.

Impact of staying invested

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Advisors: Keep calm and keep your clients invested

Three general rules to help keep clients calm and invested when markets turn choppy.

Keep calm and stay invested

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Bulls versus Bears

We believe that possessing the discipline to stay invested through the ups and downs of the market gives a diversified portfolio the best probability of meeting its goals.

Bulls vs. BearsBulls vs. Bears Market (PDF)

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Market cycle of emotions

Emotions can be such a threat to an investor's financial health, it is important to be aware of them.

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6 good reasons to stay invested

Staying invested for the long term is almost always the best way to navigate market turmoil.

Reasons to stay invested (PDF)

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