3 ETFs That Can Protect in a Downturn

Investing in a tracker may not appeal while global markets are in turmoil, but some ETFs should not be overlooked

Annalisa Esposito 19 March, 2020 | 11:17AM

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The FTSE 100 suffered its second biggest one day fall in the history of the index this month and many share prices appear to be still in freefall. After a short-lived recovery as the Government laid out plans to cushion the blow of the coronavirus crisis, the FTSE 100 plunged nearly 4.5%.

With such a bleak backdrop, investors may not consider choosing an exchange-traded fund (ETF), which essentially just tracks the stock market. While global stock markets have soared over the past decade, these low-cost investments have attracted billions of assets. But do they hold the same appeal in a bear market? 

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Annalisa Esposito  is a data journalist for Morningstar.co.uk

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