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Stock market hedging as we know it is broken — but there's a new way to protect against a meltdown

Hedging methods that have worked for years have broken down, leaving investors wondering how they can protect their hard-earned gains from a market meltdown. Fear not, for there are hedging solutions that go beyond the traditional practices of simply buying US Treasurys and the dollar as protection. Hedging isn't as easy as it used to be. Until recently, an investor looking to protect against stock declines could simply purchase long-term Treasurys or US dollar futures, the logic being that the assets traded inversely to one another.
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