The tail hedging strategy protects a portfolio from extreme market oscillations as a result of unpredictable, random and unexpected events, or so-called Black Swan events. The term was coined in a 2007 book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb published right before the financial crisis hit.

This “Black Swan” styled ETF will be competing with the First Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund (NYSEArca: VIXH), which began trading on August 30. [New ‘Tail Hedge’ ETF Hunts Black Swans]

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Max Chen contributed to this article.

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