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Stratford Management FAQ
What do people invest in during an economic downturn?
When the economy and the stock market head down, investors often favor companies in traditionally defensive sectors, blue chip stocks, reliable dividend stocks, gold, real estate and money market funds.
What is an ETF?
ETFs are closed-end mutual funds, whose shares trade on a stock exchange. ETFs are invested in a basket of securities. These can include all asset classes, from conservative to high risk, currencies, commodities, local or global.
Is a recession a good time to invest?
A recession is the best time to invest because the prices of assets are lower. Stocks markets pulls prices down, real estate slows down to favor buyers and small businesses come available.
What is a central bank?
The central bank is the institution in a country, or a region (like the European Union), that manages the money supply, currency and interest rates. It changes interest rates to affect liquidity.