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Searching for silver linings
Many investors say they are nervous about the direction of this year’s financial markets, causing them to favor lower risk profiles, according to the annual U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth and Worth survey.

The nation's ultrawealthy 1%, however, are more optimistic about returns in 2016, the study suggests. They keep their liquid positions high for opportunistic purposes, whether it's buying in a down market or on a rising trend.

Click through our slideshow and learn more about the investing characteristics and nuances of the very rich.