Is it time for traders and investors to start playing defensively? 

With the U.S. presidential election just over a month away, it’s hard to tell how traders should structure their portfolios. Which stocks are worth buying? 

Here’s my answer: defensive ETFs. 

An exchange-traded fund, or ETF, is a basket of stocks that often tracks an underlying index. In many ways, ETFs are similar to mutual funds, but they’re listed on exchanges and trade like ordinary stocks. 

When there’s a lot of market volatility, it’s best to put money into defensive ETFs since they provide instant diversification. 

And considering we’re knee deep into election season… which usually brings a lot of volatility to the stock market… it might be best for us to move our money out of stocks and into the two defensive ETFs I’m giving away today. 

2 Defensive ETFs for the Election Cycle 

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Head Trader Roger Scott

The U.S. presidential election is coming up fast, and many traders and investors are searching for the safest — and savviest — investment opportunities. 

But during election season, the stock market tends to trade sideways due to different economic policy proposals. And in our case, we have two presidential candidates with polar opposite viewpoints. 

That means some profitable sectors and industries that have been thriving over the past four years may no longer continue to trend upward… and vice versa! 

And no matter how we slice it, the market is entering a high-level of uncertainty… 

That’s why we need to look for outside-of-the-box opportunities that should continue to gain regardless of which way the upcoming election goes. The two defensive ETFs I’m revealing in today’s video are proven to be great choices. 

How do you feel about trading ETFs? Are my two defensive ETF picks already in your portfolio and, if not, are you planning to buy either one after watching today’s video? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to share them in the comment section at the bottom of this page. 

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