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Portfolio insurance

A strategy using a leveraged portfolio in the underlying stock to create a synthetic put option. The strategy's goal is to ensure that the value of the portfolio does not fall below a certain level.

Portfolio Insurance

A strategy used to protect against potential losses to a portfolio. For example, one may short sell futures contracts on securities in a portfolio where one makes a profit if the securities decrease in price. Alternatively, one may buy put options allowing one to sell the securities at a predetermined price regardless of market movements. See also: Hedge.

portfolio insurance

The futures or option contracts that serve to offset in whole or in part changes in the value of a portfolio. For example, a portfolio manager might sell short stock-index futures to hedge an expected decline in the market value of a portfolio.
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Woodall further opined in the report that this approach of portfolio protection is vastly different from the Modern Portfolio Theory approach of using bonds to offset stocks during times of sudden market changes but is definitely proving to be more effective in recent times.
Currently, we are living in a time of great economic uncertainty throughout the globe and it has always been my belief that one of the best forms of portfolio protection is owning physical gold and silver.
It's a massive drop, and investors are indeed lowering their portfolio protection, but the expiry of options and futures contracts tomorrow is also mechanically fuelling the drop," a Paris-based derivatives trader said.
For investors who are in the market and nervous, but don't want to close their positions, the cost of portfolio protection is relatively low.
The key is having portfolio protection in place now so that it won't devastate your fixed-income holdings and reduce your future quality of life.
The concept of portfolio protection can be combined with liability-driven investment strategies meant to target the other source of pain being inflicted upon pension plan portfolios: low and stagnant interest rates.
Both our consumer research and the index have shown the value in securing adequate portfolio protection.
In that case, an additional portfolio protection is provided.
The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression has led to soaring gold investment demand for portfolio protection.
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The visibility of data also provides portfolio protection.
The Enron mess provides solid lessons on investment decision making and portfolio protection in today's environment.