As risk has dialed up in today's uncertain climate, there has been a growing trend of mutual funds embracing the flexibility and creativity of various options strategies to dampen volatility and garner better returns.

Options strategies are increasingly accessed in the liquid form of a mutual fund, emerging for investors as that ideal alternative investment to add to a typical asset allocation. These strategies are popular solutions to those veering away from the traditional 60/40 model that has become increasingly outdated. Each options strategy produces a unique set of rewards, seeking a better risk-adjusted return as an alternative equity product.

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