3. Leverage the breadth of the ETF Universe.

ETFs provide a liquid and transparent vehicle to access global markets. With over 1,900 US listed ETFs spanning $3.8 trillion of assets under management, the investor now has unparal­leled flexibility to construct a low cost, well balanced portfolio.

The ETF marketplace offers a tremendous amount of tools to protect portfolios. This includes more traditional risk off asset classes such as core fixed income, commodities, and currencies, along with efficient access to a variety of defensive sectors. Additionally, ETF Sponsors have launched low-volatility equity ETFs designed to provide diversified exposure to lower volatili­ty US and international market segments.

Despite temptation to target risk management around only the largest market downturns, a well-rounded risk strategy will help you weather any storm.

For more detail, check out our Asset Allocation report here.

This article was written by the team at Sage Advisory, a participant in the ETF Strategist Channel

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