Is the Stock Market About to Crash? Here's What to Do

Despite all the problems in Europe, a struggling economy here in the U.S., and the threat of a serious slowdown in China, the U.S. stock market continues to slog higher - up more than 12% year to date and closing in on a new, multi-year high. But with a contentious presidential election right around the corner and the threat of the so-called Fiscal Cliff, is the stock market headed for a long overdue correction?

In today's video, Matt and Paul discuss a few options investors might want to use to hedge their portfolio against a falling stock market.

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