By: Catherine Yoshimoto, Sr. Index Product Manager
The first six months of 2016 was a wild ride that left market participants looking for any means to steady themselves as the world shook around them. In times like this, I find myself thinking of the song “Steady, As She Goes” by the Raconteurs. The lyrics, “No matter what you do you’ll always feel as though you tripped and fell," sum up how I feel after yet another volatile day in the markets. This got me thinking about the types of indexes that may help to understand markets in more turbulent times and led me to take a closer look at the Russell Defensive Indexes, which are part of the Russell Stability Index Series.