How do you get downside protection?
The resources below can help with your investment risk management. We’ll keep you informed of the latest market events, share how we've been managing downside risk in our portfolios, and equip you with important truths to hold onto during unavoidable market volatility.
Insights for times of market volatility
What goes up must come down, right? We know navigating through turbulent markets can be trying at best. Our investment experts help you by sharing their insights and strategies among uncertain times.
How we manage risk
Watch a video and read select blog posts describing how we help investors manage downside risk with diversification, dynamic asset allocation, and effective implementation capabilities.
This collection of educational articles, videos and blog posts shines a light on the importance of staying invested during market turmoil, the difficulties in timing market exit and re-entry amid volatility, and using risk tolerance to make clear decisions.
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.
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 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
Mutual fund liquidity: A true oasis, or merely a mirage?
While the clear majority of mutual funds provide daily liquidity, it's not guaranteed. This is why understanding the potential risks to liquidity is key.Read blog post
Foreign stocks aren't as foreign as you think
Is home-country bias limiting your portfolio's (future) potential? Here's why we believe global diversification should be an integral part of an investor's portfolio.Read blog post
Here be monsters? U.S. economic expansion enters uncharted waters
How much longer could America's record-setting economic expansion continue?
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
In this blog post, market volatility has appeared to stir up questions about moving out of the market for the safety of cash. Check out these key considerations before moving to cash.Read blog post
B is for behavioral mistakes–Preventing them may be your greatest value
Tips for tackling 5 frequent investment biases as markets wax and wane.Read blog post
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