IVOL: A First-Of-Its-Kind ETF To Hedge Against Market Volatility

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Among the many risks facing the market is the current state of the yield curve.

In general, investors demand higher returns to hold longer-term fixed-income vehicles, such as U.S. Treasuries. Let's be clear, the current environment is the exception, not the norm.

Any one of a number of scenarios could change that, with negative consequences for both stock portfolios and real estate prices.

A new ETF seeks to address this, largely by offering the average investor access to tools previously available only to institutional and other sophisticated investors.

Recently, a young man asked Vanguard founder and investing legend John C. Bogle for advice on how to position his portfolio. After listing a number of specific risks - ranging from income inequality to