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 2-3 years. Accordingly, we have been dynamically adjusting our portfolio positioning to manage downside risk.
Why downside protection may matter more than upside growth
In today's uncertain environment, preserving capital may be more important than chasing growth.Read blog post
Managing risk biases
We find that it is increasingly important for asset owners to have tools to take control of risk and exposures in their total portfolio. Learn three ways that completion portfolios can improve risk-adjusted outcomes.Read blog post
Behavioural bias: What, why and how to avoid it
We take a look at behavioural bias, how to avoid it and the detrimental impact it can have on investor portfolios. What drives investors?Read blog post
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
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.
Cycle of investor emotions
When things are great, we feel that nothing can stop us. And when things go bad, we look to take drastic action. Because emotions can be such a threat to an investor's financial health, it is important to know how to keep your head above water in the cycle of investor emotions.
Bulls vs. bears
We believe that possessing the discipline to stay invesed through the ups and downs of the market gives a diversified portfolio the best probability of meeting its goals.
Looking to the future for hope and opportunity
Global Market Outlook
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Equity Manager Report
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Fixed Income Survey
We assess the outlook across the fixed-income landscape by surveying bond and currency managers throughout the year. We drill deep into fixed-income investment firms’ expectations on interest rates, inflation, credit fundamentals, emerging-market currencies and more.
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