There is no need to downplay the threats that exist. Europe's economy is contracting, U.S. leaders are sparring and global corporations aren't meeting expected sales targets.
Still, an imminent market meltdown is probably not in the tea leaves. And if it is, there are simple methods for protecting your capital through "covered calls," stop-limit loss orders as well as hedging techniques. Make sure that you know precisely how to control the outcomes for all of your investment decisions.
This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.