The volatility in the current climate can leave a seasoned investor disheartened, and the less experienced seeing stars. For those who dare to brave the storm and source for bargains, don't forget the emerging markets.
Jonathan Garner, global head of emerging markets strategy at Morgan Stanley looks for companies with strong balance sheets and likes high-yielding tech stocks in Taiwan, such as TSMC and Acer.
"In previous cycles, tech can be one of (the) best performing sectors. Tech tends to be (affected earlier in a) cycle, we've had a wave of downward revisions much earlier, we are now looking at a wave of downward revisions in energy and mining. Look back at 97-98 when oil was falling rapidly like it is now, that releases discretionary spending," explains Garner on CNBC Asia Pacific's "Protect Your Wealth" segment on Wednesday. "Techs tend to hit valuation floors earlier than others. We are warming up to techs."