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Bolling: Ride Defensive ETF Trades Until the Tide Turns

The other ETF is PID, which gives you exposure to stocks that pay high dividends...internationally! For example, Barclays PLC ADR (BCS), Bank of Montreal (BMO - Get Report) and HSBC Holdings ADS (HBC) are all in this ETF. PID has performed well because, by default, it benefits from the substantial slide in the U.S. Dollar. The dollars loss is the Euro's, Yen's, Real's, Yuan's gain, so an investment in PID is fortified by being "in" these currencies.

Until the lifeguard tells us that Trader Beach is open, it is not a bad idea to diversify into a bit of defensive ETF's, which may provide a place to bank your investment bucks. Don't worry, missing the beginning of a tidal change is ok. The tide is strong enough to carry your portfolio even if you miss the first few percentage points. By waiting, you can avoid some early swimmers who get caught in nasty riptides. (Sorry for all the campy aquatic references...can't help myself given the view.)

At time of publication, Bolling was long C, PG, KO and gold, and short oil, although holdings can change at any time.

Eric Bolling is a host on the new Fox Business Network. Bolling was one of the developers and original panelists (nicknamed "The Admiral") on CNBC's "Fast Money."

Bolling is an active trader specializing in commodities, resource trades and ETFs.

Bolling is a member of several exchanges including The New York Mercantile Exchange (NMX), The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and The Commodity Exchange of New York.

After spending 5 years on the Board of Directors at the NYMEX, he became a strategic adviser to that Board of Directors where he assisted in bringing the company (NMX) public. He has been included in Trader Monthly Top 100 in 2005 and 2006. Bolling was the recipient of the Maybach Man of the Year Award in 2007 for his contribution of philanthropy and willingness to de-mystify investing to Main Street.

Bolling graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and was awarded a fellowship to Duke University. Bolling was an accomplished baseball player. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates where he played before his career was cut short due to injuries. He honors his baseball past by sporting the NYMEX trader badge, R.B.I.

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