One way to manage risk, limit losses and take part in possible long-term uptrends is to tactically manage your portfolio with a simple buy and sell strategy. This is going to be more important in the coming decades; the markets have become increasingly more volatile, making the old standard of buy-and-hold riskier than it used to be. [All You Need to Know About Moving Averages.]

The strategy we follow is the 200-day moving average. When an ETF falls below its 200-day EMA, we sell. When it rises above its 200-day EMA, we buy. You can find more details here. You can also find more detail in The ETF Trend Following Playbook.

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Sumin Kim contributed to this article.

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