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ETF: MAPPS Protect in a market crash

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How effective is diversification at smoothing out investment performance during a crash? The NewFunds MAPPS Protect ETF was designed to withstand a volatile equity environment by splitting investments between SWIX 40 equity and government bonds. One of the very few perks of living through a pandemic-induced market crash is the opportunity to test our theories ...
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ETF: Income ETFs III – Bonds and Preference Shares

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In the first two posts in this series, we investigated dividend-hugging ETFs and listed property ETFs. While both of these are worth consideration when investing for income, both are listed instruments, which introduces volatility to your investments. This makes them more appropriate for investors with a longer investment horizon. For those nearing financial independence, debt ...