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Best offense is defense? This sophisticated market play helps investors protect themselves from dramatic lows

It's a class of exchange-traded funds designed to prevent your portfolio from hitting dramatic lows — but it may require a level of sophistication.The idea: Incorporate short-term levered plays including covered call and risk-reversal strategies in order to help investors customize their own defensive strategies similar to hedging.However, it may

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Market jump after Fed rate hike is a ‘trap,’ Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson warns investors

Morgan Stanley is urging investors to resist putting their money to work in stocks despite the market's post-Fed-decision jump.Mike Wilson, the firm's chief U.S. equity strategist and chief investment officer, said he believes Wall Street's excitement over the idea that interest rate hikes may slow sooner than expected is

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Wrong time to get bullish: Top investor warns deflating tech ‘bubble’ far from over

The recent tech rally may be doomed.Money manager Dan Suzuki of Richard Bernstein Advisors warns the market is far from bottoming — and it's a concept investors fail to grasp, particularly when it comes to growth, technology and innovation names."The two certainties in this world of uncertainty today is

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The S&P 500 just had its worst first half in more than 50 years, which ‘stressed’ this classic investment strategy

Stock trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesThe S&P 500 Index, a barometer of U.S. stocks, just had its worst first half of the year going back over 50 years.The index fell 20.6% in the past six months,

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Investors see little to be gained in stocks the rest of the year, favor dividend payers now, CNBC survey shows

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., June 30, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters(Click here to subscribe to the new Delivering Alpha newsletter.)A majority of Wall Street investors believe the market stands pretty much dead in the water for the rest of

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Inflation and rising interest rates have stressed the 60/40 investment portfolio strategy — ‘but it’s not dead,’ says financial advisor

How a 60/40 portfolio strategy worksThe strategy allocates 60% to stocks and 40% to bonds — a traditional portfolio that carries a moderate level of risk.More generally, "60/40" is a shorthand for the broader theme of investment diversification. The thinking is: When stocks (the growth engine of a portfolio)

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This fund may be an attractive move for investors in volatile, inflationary markets, Amplify ETFs CEO says

Investors may want to consider a special fund focused on high dividend yielding large-caps, according to a leading ETF fund manager.Christian Magoon believes his firm's actively managed Amplify CWP Enhanced Dividend Income ETF (DIVO) will provide upside to investors during this volatile and inflationary market backdrop. It's described as

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It’s a daunting time for retirees, who face the biggest inflation threat, financial advisors say

MoMo Productions | Stone | Getty ImagesRetirees and those planning to retire soon are the people most threatened by high inflation, investment managers and financial experts said at CNBC's Financial Advisor Summit.Inflation means a dollar today can buy fewer groceries and other household staples than it did a year

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Wall Street is on a one way trip to misery until Fed hikes stop, market forecaster Jim Bianco warns

Until inflation peaks and the Federal Reserve stops hiking rates, market forecaster Jim Bianco warns Wall Street is on a one way trip to misery."The Fed only has one tool to bring in inflation and that is they have to slow demand," the Bianco Research president told CNBC "Fast

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What to know as S&P 500 enters bear market territory: ‘The bottom line is, it’s a tough time,’ says financial advisor

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on June 10, 2022 in New York City.Spencer Platt | Getty ImagesThere isn't anything particularly special about the 20% demarcation line used to define a bear market. It's more a symbolic psychological hurdle for investors. It often

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