A new era of higher volatility
Markets are grappling with heightened global volatility after years of relative calm. However, we view this as a normalization of volatility, as recent levels are more in line with the long run average.
Volatility is measured by the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), which is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices.
As the bull market enters its seventh year and fears of slowing global growth loom large, we expect that higher volatility may be with us for some time. Investors may want to consider the following actions to position their portfolios for this new paradigm.
Aim to manage risk over the long term
Investors can seek to reduce volatility over the long term by adjusting their core holdings. iShares Edge Minimum Volatility ETFs offer broad market exposure and have a track record of delivering market-like returns with less risk. These funds have historically lost less during market declines while still capturing meaningful gains during upswings.
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Take action to seek growth and stability
In a world where current opportunities are scarce, iShares offers solutions for investors seeking growth and stability in the near term. Learn more in the tabbed sections below.