As the markets move into a late-cycle phase and risks build, a potent cocktail of geopolitical unrest, market volatility, and economic uncertainty continues to weigh on investors. We still see return opportunities on the horizon, but taking advantage of them in a volatile market environment will require strong investment discipline and a robust decision-making process. At Russell Investments, we believe it is critical to set aside the noise and focus on market fundamentals: business cycles, security valuations, and investor sentiment (CVS).

This paper discusses how we’re using our CVS framework to manage volatility in our clients’ portfolios in 2019.

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