The Case for Defensive Investing
George Fischer reviews how the defensive portfolios are designed for investors who struggle to stay invested in down markets.
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Explore themes discussed in the Quarterly Market Perspective video with these supplemental slides.
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Generally, among asset classes stocks are more volatile than bonds or short-term instruments and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. Although the bond market is also volatile, lower-quality debt securities including leveraged loans generally offer higher yields compared to investment grade securities, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes. Foreign markets can be more volatile than U.S. markets due to increased risks of adverse issuer, political, market or economic developments, all of which are magnified in emerging markets.
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