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Motif of the Week: In Turbulent Market, Grabbing Onto Rails May Be Called For

25 January 2016 in Trading Ideas

Just three weeks of 2016 trading has been enough to push many investors into high anxiety.

Fears about a hard landing in China, no sign of oil prices stabilizing, and a strengthening dollar against foreign rivals have boosted concerns about US economic growth and corporate earnings, which have combined to lower the major stock indices down by nearly 10% and increase volatility.

But that doesn’t mean alternatives aren’t out there. If all of the recent market volatility is getting you anxious, consider our Low Beta motif. This motif has reduced correlation risk to the markets, and that reduced level of sensitivity to the market’s ups and downs could mean a higher likelihood of performance with less volatility.

That’s why for this week we’ve chosen Low Beta as our Motif of the Week. Beginning today through Friday, Jan. 29, you can trade this motif, commission-free.

In the meantime, don’t forget to breathe!

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Nicole Bullock, “US bull market era on borrowed time,” ft.com, Jan. 20, 2016.

$0.00 commission offer is for trades (buys, sells, rebalances) of the benchmark version of the Motif of the Week. Commission-free buys, sells, and rebalances end 4PM ET January 29, 2016. Commissions for the Motif of the Week that is customized in any way – adjust weighting, add or remove securities will include a $9.95 total commission per motif transaction or pay $4.95 per stock for individual stock/ETF transactions. Regular commissions apply for other Motif-created benchmark motifs and customer-created customized motifs ($9.95 total commission per motif transaction or $4.95 per stock for individual stock/ETF transactions). Other fees may apply. Motif reserves the right to review and amend the commission pricing structure at any time in the future and will notify you in writing of any intended changes. For details on fees and commissions, please click here.

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