Investing | Protecting investment portfolios when bonds can't

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As bonds' ability to protect investors' portfolio has weakened, it's time for investors to find new asset classes that are decoupled from the rest of the economy. Photo: Getty Images
As bonds' ability to protect investors' portfolio has weakened, it's time for investors to find new asset classes that are decoupled from the rest of the economy. Photo: Getty Images
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The traditional hedges that investors relied on to cushion their portfolios against the volatility of equity are being challenged. Even bonds, generally considered a good asset class to offset drops in the stock market, are generating negative yields in major developed economies such as the US.

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