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3 Ways to Reduce Risk in a Portfolio

Here are some defensive investments to consider in this volatile market.

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When a nasty head cold strikes, we know it'll pass. Yet we'll sip tea, pop throat lozenges, or consume antihistamine and decongestants to make us feel better--and, one hopes, speed along the healing process.

Today's volatile market is kind of like a head cold: We know it'll eventually pass, but we feel compelled to do something to make ourselves more comfortable.

Susan Dziubinski does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.