Can You Hedge Volatility with an ETF?

As advisors know all too well, some clients just can’t stomach the day-to-day jerkiness of markets these days. More critically, volatility can also impact availability of capital. Purpose-built “limited volatility” or “low vol” funds, which screen out volatile stocks, have risen in popularity to join short-term treasuries as common volatility hedges. For the opportunists, derivatives-based … Continued

Can You Hedge Inflation with an ETF? Or Bitcoin?

In the second week of 2022, the US inflation rate set a 40-year high of 7%.  Not only are you seeing higher prices at the checkout counter and the car dealership, but inflation can take a toll on your investment portfolios as well. Rising costs eat away at corporate profits, income dries up, and the … Continued