Investing in a bear market

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Chris Watling from Longview Economics answers the question of where to and where not to invest in a bear market. His view since November has been to start raising cash. “Every 7 or 8 years cash is king. I think we are in one of those positions where you want to keep your powder dry, you want to step back and see how it plays out… Of course scenarios can change and one can always be wrong but once in a blue moon when the risks are high, as I think they are now, the clever thing to do is go to cash.” Watling says that for risk assets (equities) that you do continue to hold there should be a skew towards defensive sectors. Watch the full interview below for more detail and the places he would not want to be invested in the current environment.


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