Learn to Play D

Volatility could be the rule this summer. Here's how to protect your portfolio and your sanity

You could hear investors breathe a sigh of relief last week as stocks seemed to turn the corner. But don't be fooled. The Federal Reserve could still crank up interest rates another notch to make sure inflation is hobbled, and if it does, you won't have to go to the amusement park to get on a roller coaster. Many market strategists are forecasting a choppy ride this summer. But there are ways to keep your portfolio from getting too badly bruised. Rule No. 1: learn how to play good defense.

Begin by making sure your portfolio is diversified. When technology shares...

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