Low Volatility Strategies Ready For The Spotlight (SPLV)

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.
NYSE:SPLV August 29, 2018 6:34am

Minimum Volatility Strategies Might Make Sense Now (USMV)

From BlackRock: Kate explains what may constitute the new defense in stocks as rates transition from "lower for longer" to higher at long last.
NYSE:USMV April 13, 2018 6:30am

Do Valuations Affect The Performance Of The Low Volatility Factor? (SPLV)

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.
NYSE:SPLV November 22, 2017 6:08am

Are Low Volatility ETFs Actually Safer? (SPLV)

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.
NYSE:SPLV November 4, 2017 8:05am

How To Benchmark Smart Beta ETFs (USMV)

From BlackRock: We know how to evaluate core funds against an index. Now, let's see how to set benchmarks for smart beta funds.
ETF BASIC NEWS October 17, 2017 10:44am

Consider The PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio In Coming Months (SPLV)

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.
NYSE:SPLV October 12, 2017 6:29am

Are Low Volatility ETFs Worth It? (USMV)

From David Fabian: If there's one thing investors love, it's consistency and reliability.  Two attributes that deftly describe the trend of exchange-traded funds that track low volatility stocks.
NYSE:USMV September 1, 2017 9:42am

The Best ETFs For A Historically Weak August

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 Strong Q2 GDP).
NYSE:SPLV August 7, 2017 6:34am

Escape Volatility With The PowerShares Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV)

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.
NYSE:SPLV July 14, 2017 6:38am

What Do Weakening Jobs Numbers Mean For The Markets? (SPLV)

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,which showed payroll growth of 253,000 in May.
NYSE:SPLV June 6, 2017 6:12am

Investors Flee Low-Volatility Funds As VIX Crashes Again (SPLV)

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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.
NYSE:SPLV May 25, 2017 12:06pm

This Low Volatility Small Cap Fund Doubled Its Assets In The Past Year

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In our ETF/Index options recap this morning, we spoke about some nibbling that we observed in near term March 137 puts in the largest Small-Cap Equity ETF in the U.S. listed universe, IWM (iShares Russell 2000, Expense Ratio 0.20%, $37.2 billion in AUM).
NYSE:XSLV March 8, 2017 11:55am

IndexIQ Launches A Unique New High-Yield Bond ETF

ETF issuer IndexIQ today launched a brand new fund that seeks to combine the lure of high yield bonds, but without the excess volatility typically associated with them.
NYSE:HYLV February 15, 2017 11:23am

This Vanguard Smart Beta ETF Offers A High Yield And Low Volaltility

Yesterday we spoke about a U.S. Large Cap Value Equity ETF known as VLUE (iShares MSCI USA Value Factor, Expense Ratio 0.15%, $1.9 billion in AUM) which has attracted decent inflows lately.
NYSE:SPHD January 19, 2017 12:50pm

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