Many Canadians are apprehensive about investing. And who can blame them? Between plunging oil and commodity prices, and the Canadian dollar's free fall, the economy has taken a big hit. So has investor confidence. Market volatility, together with economic uncertainty, is the new normal - at least for now.
But even in a tough investment environment, diversification, with at least some exposure to stock markets, may be one way to stay ahead of inflation. This is precisely why today's turbulent conditions are leading some investors to take a second look at segregated fund solutions.
Segregated fund contracts are designed to help offer a safe harbour for Canadians worried about volatile markets. Read this article for more information.