BlackRock: Here’s How To Invest In ETFs Like The Pros Do

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From BlackRock: Exchange-traded funds are popular with many big institutional investors. A look into why can give every investor something to think about.
NYSE:USMV March 15, 2017 7:17am

Use This ETF As An Election Hedge

volatilityElection Day is on Tuesday, and it’s quite possible we’ve never seen a presidential election with two such polarizing candidates. The S&P 500 has been on a streak of nine consecutive down days through Friday, the longest such streak since 1980, and part of the reason is the result of the election.
NYSE:USMV November 5, 2016 10:52am

Minimum Volatility ETFs: Five Years Later

blackrock-logoBlackRock's Head of Smart Beta Sara Shores examines the performance of the iShares minimum volatility ETFs and reasons why investors should consider them for the long term.
NYSE:EFAV October 29, 2016 8:56am

BlackRock: Low Volatility ETFs are Looking Very Expensive

Low volDespite underperforming recently, high yielding defensive stocks are still expensive. BlackRock's Russ Koesterich sees better value elsewhere, namely technology.
NYSE:USMV October 17, 2016 8:08am

Minimum Volatility ETFs are More Popular Than Ever

Earlier this year, minimum volatility ETFs had already began receiving huge inflows. With volatility now on the rise, these ETFs are receiving even more attention.
NYSE:USMV September 16, 2016 2:10pm

Why Low Volatility ETFs Could Soon Prove Riskier Than Advertised

From ZeroHedge: UBS' Paul Winter believes we arpre witnessing the end of the credit cycle - earnings growth rates are flat, and the stock market impact has been increasing.
NYSE:USMV August 30, 2016 2:31pm

Inside the Hidden Dangers of Low Volatility ETFs

With the dramatic market losses of the Global Financial Crisis still so fresh in investors' minds and because of the length of the market’s upward movement since then, investors have felt a growing desire to protect assets.
NYSE:MTUM August 22, 2016 10:44am

Why I Broke Up With My Low Volatility ETF

technical bounceDavid Fabian:   This last week, we took an important step for client portfolios by eliminating a low volatility ETF that we have held for over two years now.  It was actually one of my favorite positions to own. 
NYSE:SPY June 27, 2016 3:31pm

3 Diversified Factor ETFs Making Traction In This Market

etfsDavid Fabian:  Looked at a chart of stocks lately?  It’s difficult to conjure up any sense of enthusiasm in the price action over the last year.  We have endured two pernicious drops that have been snatched from the jaws of defeat at seemingly the last moment. 
NYSE:HDV May 11, 2016 4:41pm

Covered Call ETFs Sidestep Market Volatility

new etfsDavid Fabian:  Many investors have now transitioned to a lower stock allocation during the midst of this early 2016 decline. In fact, it has likely created a new sense of reality that it may be time to transition to a structure of low volatility to wait out the storm.
NASDAQ:QQQ March 11, 2016 4:37pm

Minimize Stress With Low Volatility ETFs

technical bounceDavid Fabian:  Many investors have been caught off guard this year with the sharp drop in stocks combined with a rush to safety in traditional defensive asset classes. This week we will be reviewing a trio of diversified ETFs designed to hold stocks with lower historical price fluctuations than traditional market-cap weighted benchmarks.
NYSE:SPLV February 18, 2016 4:07pm

Are Low-Volatility ETFs A Good Idea?

technical bounceKent Thune:  The recent market volatility and precipitous slide in stock prices shines new light on low-volatility ETFs, a growing segment of the investment securities market.
NYSE:SPLV January 27, 2016 4:52pm

Pessimism Reigns Supreme On Wall Street

Wall streetDavid Fabian:  On the Investor Insights blog we have been providing a great deal of coverage on the divergences between the “haves” and “have nots”. The performance chasing in high flying stocks like Amazon, Netflix, Google, and Facebook has created a wide gap between the “average” stock in the S&P 500 Index.
NYSE:QUAL December 23, 2015 4:08pm

The Best ETF Strategies To Survive Market Turmoil

etfsNeena Mishra:  This morning, US stocks are trending higher after indiscriminate and irrational sell-off over the past few days. Even though things may calm down in the near-term, investors are getting increasingly worried whether the 76 month long bull-run is finally coming to an end.
NYSE:SDS August 25, 2015 4:43pm

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