De­fen­sive 10: top funds for the cau­tious

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These are the port­fo­lios Tele­graph Money thinks are worth con­sid­er­ing if you want pro­tec­tion against mar­ket ups and downs

The choice of funds that in­vestors face can be over­whelm­ing. Among the most fre­quent ques­tions our read­ers ask us is to help sort the good from the bad. As a re­sult, we launched the Tele­graph 25 list of our favourite funds, the Tele­graph In­come 10 list of our pre­ferred high­yield­ing port­fo­lios and the Tele­graph Growth 10, fo­cus­ing on in­creas­ing cap­i­tal over the long term.

Now we turn to de­fen­sive funds. These are port­fo­lios that have built in a sig­nif­i­cant de­gree of pro­tec­tion against the ups and downs of mar­kets. In­vestors sac­ri­fice some long-term growth po­ten­tial in re­turn.

This is not a top-10 rank­ing or ready-made port­fo­lio. It is a

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