10 Defensive Funds for Market Volatility

Nervous investors feeling spooked by market volatility may want to look for funds with defensive characteristics 

Anna Fedorova 22 August, 2019 | 11:19AM

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Global markets have been on a rollercoaster ride over recent weeks, spooked by the announcement of fresh tariffs on Chinese goods by US President Donald Trump and the inversion of the yield curve in bond markets, a common harbinger of a recession.

The CBOE Volatility index - or Vix - is a common measure of stock market volatility. It has surged around 20% since the beginning of August, with volatility hitting markets across the globe.

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