Exploring the options for downside protection in a bear market

Making the case for diversification through structured products

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Amid ongoing market volatility, advisers and their clients are confronted with a variety of difficult decisions. Here, David Wood explores the options for downside protection in a bear market

With 2022 now closed, there seems no end to the economic uncertainty that has dampened global markets over the course of the year. Any sparse piece of positive economic news has been met with scepticism when it's held up next to a market rendered weak by continuous rates hikes from the US Federal Reserve. Rises in interest rate pathways have been consistently steep throughout the year, not just in the US, but across Europe and the UK. Many investors cling to the hope that central banks will slow or abate their crippling hold on the market, but many market analysts looking strictly ...

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