From McKenzie Stratigopoulos: An ETF expert says that investors can hedge against market swings by focusing on ETFs that specifically target lower volatility stocks.
From Todd Schriber: When stocks swooned in the fourth quarter of 2018, investors turned to more defensive strategies, including low volatility exchange traded funds.
From Invesco: Emerging markets (EM) have been turbulent throughout 2018 due to US-China trade tensions, the deleveraging of the Chinese economy, Brazilian political uncertainty, Middle Eastern conflict and Russian sanctions.
From Invesco: In my previous blog, I made the case for why now might be the ideal time to invest in alternatives. Specifically, I suggested alternatives now make sense for three reasons:
From Invesco: The books are closed for 2017. It was another strong year for the equity market, with the S&P 500 Index up 21.8%.
From Invesco: In my last blog, I outlined the difficulty of valuing factors by traditional price metrics such as price-to-earnings and price-to-book ratios.
Investors who have jumped into low volatility equity ETFs believing that they’d get market returns at a fraction of the risk might now be getting a lesson in how these funds really work.
From Invesco: Small-size, momentum and growth strategies paced factor performance during the third quarter of 2017. By contrast, low volatility, low beta and value struggled as standalone factors during this time — although a late spike in 10-year Treasury yields helped value shares reverse some of their losses earlier in September.
From Zacks: The month of August kicked off with bullish sentiments in the U.S. markets. While U.S. GDP growth expanded 2.6% year over year in the second quarter, double the first-quarter growth of 1.2%, manufacturing numbers – out this month – point to a steady recovery in the economy (read: ETFs to Buy or Avoid After […]
From Invesco: Growth and momentum again topped factor performance in the second quarter of 2017, with smaller-cap versions of both factors outpacing their large-cap counterparts.
From Invesco: Last week, the US jobs report for May took center stage in terms of economic data. Nonfarm payrolls grew just 138,0001 — well below expectations and certainly not what was indicated by the ADP National Employment Report released earlier in the week,2 which showed payroll growth of 253,000 in May.
We recently pointed out some profit taking in one of the largest “Low Volatility Equity” ETFs this morning in our Fund Flows recap, with $650 million leaving SPLV (PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio, Expense Ratio 0.25%, $6.6 billion in AUM) via redemption flows.
Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today focuses on outflows from several S&P 500 linked funds, along with relentless upside options activity for financials.
From David Fabian: Income investors are typically comforted by the reliability of monthly dividends. This consistent stream of payments is common among bond funds as a steady source of passive income.