2013 was an incredible year for the stock market. In fact, for the past two years, stocks have been on an unbelievably good run. Which begs the question: What should you do to hedge your bets?
I've seen the stock market rise and fall many times during my career and found it prudent to take some profits off the table during the good times—thus limiting losses during a market correction. In the past, we investors considered diversifying some of the money we had in stocks by investing in other assets that provided decent yields, such as bonds.