Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, investors have been increasingly attracted to structured CDs (also known as market-linked CDs), lured by the concept that they’ll enjoy market upside potential, without the risks associated with being invested in the stock market. This makes them a particularly attractive proposition for investors during times of market volatility.
We’ve certainly noticed an uptick in interest since the markets entered an incredibly volatile period late last year. However, we thought it prudent to review why structured or market-linked CDs could in fact be detrimental during such periods of volatility.
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Volatility certainly surfaced in the markets over the past several weeks. Numerous stock markets around the world entered correction territory, marked by a 10 percent decline or more, all within a period of a few short weeks. During volatile times, one of the worst investment decisions you can make is to sell into fear. However, there are a few investment strategies you might wish to consider amidst volatility in the markets.
It’s been almost a decade of watching cash yields hover at zero percent or just above. In fact, investors have been searching for yield on cash balances for so long that you may have forgotten to look by now, assuming that yields simply aren’t worth monitoring. However, a series of rate increases by the Federal Reserve Board mean that cash yields are finally returning to respectable levels. If you have meaningful cash balances, now’s the time to re-evaluate the potential yield on cash.