5 ETFs To Hedge Your Portfolio Against Downturns And Recessions

Dec. 07, 2021 4:09 AM ETNTSX, NUSI, SWAN, TAIL, IVOL48 Comments


  • Equities offer investors strong long-term returns, but risks are high, as are losses during downturns and recessions.
  • These have become more frequent since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as the world battles its largest disease outbreak in generations.
  • Some ETFs offer investors simple, effective ways to hedge their portfolios, minimizing losses during ever more frequent recessions and downturns.
  • An overview of some of these follows.
  • This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, CEF/ETF Income Laboratory. Learn More »
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Author's note: This article was released to CEF/ETF Income Laboratory members on November 27th, 2021.

Markets have seen some wild swings these past few weeks, due to hawkish Federal Reserve comments, and the sudden emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Equities saw some

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