Smart money managers plan to ride out the storm by:

-- Buying dividend-producing stocks, such as real estate investment trusts

-- Favoring value stocks or cheap securities with strong balance sheets

-- Leaning toward smaller and midsize companies instead of large-cap blue chips

-- Stocking up on beaten-down sectors, such as brokerage, insurance, and airline stocks

-- Lightening up on technology and telecom sectors

Data: Standard & Poor's

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