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10 safe havens during the market 'death spiral'

It's been a brutal start to 2016 for risk assets with many global benchmarks slipping into bear market territory. Citi analysts claimed this month that the global economy is seemingly trapped in a "death spiral" that could lead to a serious equity bear market.

Many investors have yet to find their footing after waves of selling but the more fleet-footed have found pockets of relative safety. CNBC highlights the markets, currencies and securities that have performed well since the start of the year. Some might surprise you.

(Prices as of end of U.S. session February 26, 2016)

By CNBC's Matt Clinch. Posted on March, 1, 2016.

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