We’re never happy with negative returns but we are happy when we are able to preserve your capital. On a relative basis, that is what we have done. The losses in our strategies are a fraction of the overall equities markets and a 60/40 mix of equities and fixed income. This is why we are proponents of the active approach to investing. It’s times like these when being prudent and risk-averse matters.
The complexity theory argues that in natural systems, resilience increases as the systems become more complex. But for manufactured systems, becoming complicated (like our economy and globalization) means less resilience. The summer of 2019 is chock full of threats to the stability of our economy; let’s review them and go over suggestions on how to weather these bond and stock market trends.
Trade frictions and market volatility are on the rise. This is causing uncertainty that in turn, creates obstacles for business, consumer sentiment and spending. Investing in bonds is an excellent way to balance higher-risk assets and keep a diversified financial portfolio while earning steady income. Stableford’s experience with the different types of bonds and how they best complement your existing investments, creating a low volatile, diversified portfolio will help you plan for the future.