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Fast Funds – Using ETFs To Profit & Protect

How can you use ETFs to protect yourself in a downturn? OptionMonster Jon Najarian suggests using two ETFs as hedges. They are:

For Tech Protection:
> ProShares UltraShort QQQ

For Bank Protection:
> Direxion Daily Financial Bear

Because both of these securities are inversely related to the sectors, a bet to the downside is made with a long position.

Find out more about these and other ETFs. Watch the video below.


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Trader disclosure: On Jan 15th, 2010, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE), (BTU); Seymour Owns (AAPL), (AET), (BAC), (INTC), (VIP); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR), (MDY), (SPY), (IWM), (USO); Finerman Owns (AAPL); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC), (BAC) Leaps; Finerman Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (GOOG); Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), (NOK); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (WFC) Preferred; Pete Najarian Owns (CELG); Pete Najarian Owns (FCX), Is Short (FCX) Calls; Pete Najarian Owns (HUM) Call Spread; Pete Najarian Owns (MS); Pete Najarian Owns (PFE); Pete Najarian Owns (QCOM) Calls; Pete Najarian Owns (TEVA); Pete Najarian Owns (TXT) Call Spread; Pete Najarian Owns (XLF) Calls

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