5 Effective ETFs to Hedge a Frothy Stock Market

In the minds of many, our stock market is a bit bloated at its current levels. Despite weak fundamentals, major benchmarks are near pre-recession levels which is more than likely the result of multiple rounds of QE artificially boosting the economy. Pre-recession, GDP growth was at about 3.6% at the end of 2007, while unemployment sat around 4.6%. Now, GDP growth is at 1.7% (revised) with unemployment staying comfortable above 8% (if you need more stats, there’s plenty where that came from). Stocks have surged since the recession, but the fundamentals of our economy have only marginally improved [for more economic news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Five ETFs To Own During The Next Market Collapse

With each passing day there grows more and more speculation that global markets are headed for another downturn. One of the favorite theories of investors and analysts is that all of the bailouts and quantitative easing programs have acted as a cover up for the deep-seeded issues in our economy; once the Federal funding stops, those issues will return to the foreground. As such, a number of individuals are trying to decide how to best play the commodity market for the next financial meltdown. Below, we outline five ETFs to help you profit from the financial world’s demise [for more vital commodity updates subscribe to our free newsletter].

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