While technology stocks take the headlines, investors should also consider the "flight to safety" investments available in bonds, gold bullion and utility stocks.
The best investment for 30-year U.S. Treasury bonds is the 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) . Gold bullion is best traded using the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) . Investors seeking dividends invest in the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) .
Investors interested in junk bonds can trade the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) . Typically, junk bonds perform in tandem with stocks, not bonds. Corporate debt is at a record high so it's not prudent for investors to stretch for yield, but this exchange-traded fund can be traded.
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