How to Help Clients Hedge Themselves in Bear Markets by Staying Invested

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How to Help Clients Hedge Themselves in Bear Markets by Staying Invested

Being the steady hand for your clients is part of the additive value of being an advisor.

You’ve been through the ups and downs of markets. You know how to ride out the dips, but your clients may panic at the very inopportune times. Worse, they tend to sell at the wrong time and miss out while waiting to get back in.

You know they need to stay invested as missing even the best 2 days each year significantly negatively impacts investment returns.

ZEGA 20 Year Returns 2Source: Morningstar – S&P 500 Index price data. The data does not reflect dividends.

The chart represents the cumulative return over 20 years utilizing daily data from Morningstar of the S&P 500 Index price change only  (excluding dividends) where we took out the two highest daily price returns for each year and calculated the annual price change from the remaining days. The chart shows the cumulative running return comparing the percent change with all days included vs. removing the two highest price return days each year.

Past performance is not guarantee of future results. Index performance does not reflect fees. Once cannot invest directly in an index.

Hedged Equity Strategy That Allows Clients to Stay Invested

You can help your clients by offering a strategy that seeks long-term capital appreciation while mitigating overall market risk.

Plus, if markets go down enough it opens the opportunity to reinvest avoided losses at lower price levels in markets. Given inflation you understand the importance of growing assets. You value helping clients reduce their anxiety and panic in uncertain times.

If 2022 has taught us anything it’s the old 60/40 portfolios have thus far offered little reprieve in a rising rate environment.

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