From Haaretz.com: History will remember 2008 as the year all financial assets, except for government bonds, plummeted by tens of percentage points. This has been a terrible year for investors the world over. 2009 will be no picnic, either.
Economies around the world are sinking into recessions one after the other, and investors are wary of risks. People used to look for the highest profits, but now all investors want is not to lose, and only afterwards to gain a few percentage points on their liquid assets….. Full Article: Source