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As the founder of Launching Innovation, David Pinsen has brought together a talented team of developers, designers, and academic finance experts to create easy-to-use tools to solve complex problems for investors. David Pinsen brings 17 years of business development, innovation, and financial... More
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  • Still Cheap To Hedge Against Market Risk 0 comments
    Apr 4, 2013 9:38 PM | about stocks: DIA

    Hedging a $500k Portfolio Against Market Risk

    In a post earlier this year, we showed a step-by-step example of hedging a $500k portfolio using optimal puts* on the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEARCA:DIA). It's still inexpensive to do so as of today.

    These were the optimal puts, as of Thursday's close, to hedge a $500k position against a greater-than-20% drop in DIA over the next several months:

    *Optimal puts are the ones that will give you the level of protection you want at the lowest possible cost. Portfolio Armor uses an algorithm developed by a finance Ph.D. to sort through and analyze all of the available puts for your stocks and ETFs, scanning for the optimal ones. The screen captures above are from the Portfolio Armor iOS app.

    Stocks: DIA
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