We can't control the arguments in Washington, but we can control our money. That means it's time to learn how to profit from the fiscal cliff.
If the U.S. economy "falls off" the fiscal cliff, the stock market will be volatile. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down about 500 points since the Nov. 6 election, the lowest level in over four months.
Fitch Ratings has already threatened to downgrade the United States if substantial progress is not made on addressing its economic woes, starting with the fiscal cliff. That is not an idle threat as Standard & Poor's did reduce thecreditrating of the United States in August 2011.
"It's not hard to make the case we are headed for a recession," warned Hugh Johnson, head of Hugh Johnson Advisors, a financial and economic advising firm.
But that doesn't mean you should shun all stocks, you just have to know which investments are prepared to weather the fiscal cliff storm.
Here are two of the best ways to profit from falling off the fiscal cliff.