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5 ETFs that nervous investors can use as insurance against a stock-market crash

March 2, 2018

There’s a lot of talk lately about risks in the stock market, and for good reason.

Over about six weeks, the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.46% has seesawed pretty dramatically, including a fall from all-time highs around 2,870 to a three-month low of 2,580 — a roughly 10% drop in short order. The market has made up some lost ground lately, only to slump again Thursday afternoon on fears of a trade war, and many on Wall Street fear the recent turmoil is only the beginning.

If you share that trepidation, why not buy some crash insurance?

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