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Asked on 08 Apr 2019

What type of investments are unlikely to be largely affected by a recession?

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Jonathan Chia Guangrong
Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 09 Apr 2019

Inverse market index ETFs. These increase in price the more the major indexes decrease.

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Boon Tee Eng
Boon Tee Eng
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered on 09 Apr 2019

1) Deposit saving

2) Singapore saving bond

3) High grade investment grade bonds

4) Gold due to lower correlation with other asset classes

5) Defensive sectors such as consumer discretionary and utilitiy companies, however this is of lesser extend because the correlation with general market is relatively low compared to other sectors but still positive

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Luke Ho
Luke Ho, Money Maverick at Money Maverick
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 08 Apr 2019

Bonds tend to scale up for a while before coming down to earth with the rest.

Gold.

Defensive equities. For example, only Healthcare had a positive return amongst the US Sectors last year.

If you're interested in these, I can always put together a defensive portfolio for you. I benchmark to be higher than SSB, and then when prices fall you can always switch over to low-cost equities.

This is an extremely complex strategy though, that requires thorough explanation of the risks involved.

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