4 ETFs to Guard Against Market Volatility

4 ETFs to Guard Against Market Volatility
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Whenever the topic turns to market volatility — and its impact on investors’ portfolios — I’m reminded of a simple, but powerful, metaphor from PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian. “Think of the image of a car on a bumpy road to an uncertain destination that has already used up its spare tire,” he said. “The cash reserves of people have been eaten up by the recent market volatility.”

That, in a nutshell, explains why when the going gets tough, the tough get defensive. The eurozone crisis, a slowdown in China’s growth and uncertainty about the U.S. economy falling off the “fiscal cliff” are creating a perfect storm for investors. Case in point: Trading in the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) has gone wild lately, with June 2012 trading in VIX futures up 85% over this time last year.

That’s a challenge for investors seeking t…………… continues on Investorplace.com

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