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‘We have to be defensive.’ Here are year-end strategies from advisors amid volatility, rate hikes, inflation

By | Kate Dore, CFP® |

It’s been a nerve-wracking year for investors.

With ongoing stock market volatility, high inflation and interest rate hikes, many wonder if we’re heading for a prolonged economic downturn.  

“I think we have to be defensive,” said certified financial planner Ivory Johnson, founder of Delancey Wealth Management in Washington, D.C.

While it’s impossible to predict exactly what will happen, financial advisors are preparing clients for whatever may be on the horizon. 

We spoke with experts from CNBC’s Financial Advisor Council to see what they’re predicting for the fourth quarter of 2022. Here’s what they are telling clients.

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