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With Stocks, Bonds Tanking, Where Can Investors Go?

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By Dan Weil The S&P; 500 has dropped 21% year to date, and the Bloomberg Aggregate U.S. bond index has slipped 11%. As you’re undoubtedly well aware, stocks have tumbled this year, with the S&P 500 sliding 21%. Bonds are supposed to serve as a hedge for stocks. But the fixed-income market has struggled too, with the Bloomberg Aggregate U.S. bond index dropping 11%. So what’s an investor to do? Many are flocking to liquid alternative funds – mutual funds and exchange-traded funds whose investments resemble those of hedge funds, The Wall Street Journal reports. The funds have seen an inflow of $…

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