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

3 Alternative ETF Strategies

etfsLawrence Meyers:  There’s been an explosion of ETF offerings over the past few years, as investors have flocked to the convenience that these securities offer. It is now far easier to invest in a basket of stocks, at much lower prices, than it ever was during the height of the mutual fund era.
NYSE:GURU November 16, 2015 4:33pm

The Risks Of Selling The Rally

stock rallyDavid Fabian:  Investors that were fortunate to buy into the hole in either August or September have now been rewarded with a double digit gain on most broad-based indices. 
NYSE:SPLV October 26, 2015 4:16pm

The Single Most Important Factor In Selecting An ETF

new etfsDavid Fabian: This week I received a survey from that asked a number of questions concerning how I go about selecting an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The survey asked about both qualitative and quantitative factors ranging from issuer brand recognition to fees,
NYSE:SPHB September 9, 2015 5:11pm

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

It’s A Risk Adverse World Out There

riskaheadDavid Fabian:  Investors have been pulling back on the risk handle for some time now and shedding areas of their portfolio that may be susceptible to heightened volatility.
NYSE:SPHB August 21, 2015 4:09pm

Avoid These 3 Pitfalls In Your Retirement Portfolio [iShares S&P 500 Index (ETF), PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II]

retirement-plansDavid Fabian: Investors facing retirement must be careful to shelter and maintain the value of their capital given the multitude of risks inherent in drawing income without any means of replacement. Running out of money is likely one of the biggest
NASDAQ:MDIV April 22, 2015 4:12pm

S&P 500 Ends 18-Month Streak, Signals Volatility In U.S. Markets [PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II]

bearbull2Chad Shoop: January marked a vital moment for the markets. And with all the major events taking place, I bet it slipped your attention.
NYSE:SPLV February 3, 2015 5:01pm

ETFs To Hedge A Seasonally Weak September [ProShares Short Russell2000(ETF), PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II]

new etfsDavid Fabian: ETF investors are no doubt concerned about the modest slide that stocks have begun this month turning into a more serious sell off. This uncertainty becomes even more heightened by the fact that September is historically the weakest
NYSE:RWM September 26, 2014 3:38pm

State Street Launches Risk Aware ETF [PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II]

state streetGiven the uncertainty related to the direction of the market, issuers are increasingly lining up with products that seek to generate profit for investors irrespective of market trends, up or down.
NYSE:RORO September 16, 2014 4:31pm

Low Risk ETFs To Play On Market Volatility [PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II, PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II]

new etfsThe past few days have been choppy for the global financial market. Investors are dumping high growth and high beta stocks across the globe thanks to valuation concerns, profit-taking activity and some sluggish global economic indicators.
NYSE:ACWV April 11, 2014 4:15pm

A Look At Performance Chasing and Beta Rotation [PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II, Health Care SPDR (ETF), iShares Trust]

investDavid Fabian: There is no doubt that the last 5 years have been good to stock investors as the bull market has reached new heights of exuberance.  Whether you believe that the rally is Fed stimulated or a true reflection of economic prosperity is a hotly
NYSE:DIA March 26, 2014 4:07pm

ETF Investors Chase Risk Despite Defensive Signals [ProShares Ultra Russell2000 (ETF), PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II]

new etfsDavid Fabian: One of the benefits of ETF investing is that the landscape is so transparent.  Every ETF investor knows exactly what they own at all times and you can get remarkable statistical data from a variety of online sources that track fund metrics.
NYSE:GLD March 12, 2014 1:10pm

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