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How to protect your money from this stock market’s wild volatility

Mark Hulbert
How to protect your money from this stock market’s wild volatility

There’s a surprisingly easy and profitable trading strategy to use during extraordinary stock-market volatility like now. There have been six trading sessions over the past three weeks in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)  suffered a triple-digit loss — including Monday of this week when the U.S. market benchmark shed more than 600 points. The way for an investor to respond to such volatility is also simple: Whenever the market’s volatility jumps, hedge your stock holdings.