How to Protect Yourself From a Market Downturn

Do cautious funds provide enough protection on the downside to make up for their lagging in the good times?

Holly Black 3 October, 2017 | 1:54PM
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Experts say that a well-diversified portfolio should mean you are prepared for any scenario, and that it should include investments across a range of different asset classes spanning different regions around the globe. Crucially, it will also include elements that aim to protect you from a stock market crash.

But the FTSE 100 is currently experiencing its longest ever bull market, and many of those funds that have focused on growth or invested more aggressively have done very well, while those taking a more cautious approach have been left behind.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Aegon Ethical Cautious Managed GBP B Inc138.75 GBP-0.93Rating
Heineken NV275.00 RON0.00
LF Lindsell Train UK Equity Acc501.78 GBP-1.00Rating
Premier Miton Multi-Asset Dist C acc393.80 GBP0.08Rating
Unilever PLC3,990.00 GBP0.00Rating

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