Bear Market? What Should You Do?


Many strategies successful in bull market conditions may not be rewarded in bear market conditions.

  • Review your holdings, identify laggards and poor performers, consider selling.
  • Tighten your stops;  sell when the stop is hit.
  • Increase your cash levels.
  • Increase allocation to high quality bonds
  • If you are uncomfortable and worrying about the market, sell aggressive positions down to your sleep at night levels.
  • Consider short or 1x inverse instruments.
  • Consider an allocation to a precious metals asset class.

This is a short list of actions,review your strategy.

Bear market conditions come to an end. Make a list of opportunities to re-allocate to when the bear hibernates again.

If you are still unsure about your asset allocation strategy in light of the information presented you should call RS Asset Management, probably now, while you are thinking about it, for a free one-hour consultation.

We can talk about your situation in detail, its free and confidential. Call 719-219-8444.


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