Managing through volatility

In response to the evolving situation between Ukraine and Russia, we’re here to help investors navigate through market volatility and focus on the long term.

A letter to our clients

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We’re here to help investors navigate through short-term market volatility and focus on their long-term goals.

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Our latest responses to recent market news

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. In this environment of high inflation and volatility, we have been dynamically adjusting our portfolio positioning to manage downside risk.

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What’s behind January’s market swoon?

The combination of higher interest rates, lackluster fourth-quarter earnings and geopolitical risks have taken a toll on the global equity market, with the selloff most pronounced in the United States.

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Top 9 investment watchpoints for global markets in 2022

Overall, we believe economic growth, inflation and investment returns should moderate through 2022, but expect growth to remain above trend, which should support the outperformance of equities over bonds

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Investor education

From the impact of inflation to the benefits of global investing, our investor friendly resources help steer you in the right direction.

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Investor education

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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A lesson in the perils of abandoning your investment plan

Trying to time the market? History says follow your long-term plan.

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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. 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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