CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To help investors protect gains in their equity portfolio against market volatility, online broker TradingBlock (Chicago, IL) introduces Portfolio Hedger, a query-based tool that lets investors quickly create and rank protection strategies for nearly any stock or ETF in their portfolio.
Using Portfolio Hedger, investors can select one or more stocks or ETFs in their portfolio or watch list and specify what type of protection they want based on two basic criteria: 1) how much downside risk they are willing to accept; and 2) how long they wish to maintain the protection.
Portfolio Hedger then returns five or more “collar” protection strategies ranked either by the overall cost of the protection, or the amount of upside potential the investor can retain as long as the protection is maintained. Investors can also graph the projected profit/loss of the protected position (stock/ETF with protection strategy) to see how the combined position may perform as market conditions change.
“Starting with Portfolio Hedger’s simple two-step query process, we’re giving investors the ability to easily identify and rank potential protection strategies for any stock or ETF in their portfolio,” notes TradingBlock CEO Steve Hoffman. “As we all continue to navigate uncertain and volatile markets, Portfolio Hedger is a timely tool that gives investors a new weapon to manage risk and protect hard-earned gains.”
Portfolio Hedger is the latest tool in TradingBlock’s mission to help investors achieve their four basic investing objectives: Engage the market, Protect gains, generate Income and Speculate with higher probabilities of success.
Investors can visit TradingBlock.com and create a free, instant login to gain immediate access to Portfolio Hedger and other tools on the site. Investors can also get up to six months of free stock trades when they open a new brokerage account. Visit TradingBlock.com for complete details.
TradingBlock is dedicated to helping self-directed stock investors identify new ways for generating portfolio income, protecting hard-earned gains, and staying engaged with their investments. Member FINRA, SIPC, NFA and CBOE. Web: www.tradingblock.com. Phone: 1-800-494-0451. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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