Investors stay put because they can’t think of better options

Even the worst markets are supposed to have safe havens. Some pissed off investors wonder if this one doesn’t.

The S&P 500 is down 16%, its worst start to the year since 1970, according to Dow Jones Market Data. But assets of all kinds are also falling. Gold, generally considered a safe haven, tipped into the red. Bonds are usually another safe haven, but this year they’ve fallen alongside stocks, an unusual tandem that reflects investor uncertainty.


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