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These ETFs offer protection to investors worried about a recession, Citi says

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on May 02, 2022 in New York City.
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Inflation is surging, Fed rate hikes are underway and some investors believe the odds of a recession are becoming increasingly likely.

Investors looking to ride out the uncertainty and cushion their portfolios may find a good defensive play in these minimal volatility funds, Citi says.

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