USMV: Looking For Calm In The Storm

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The markets reminded us on Wednesday how even the calmest environment can turn volatile quickly. The markets started losing faith that events in Washington would come to a non-eventful conclusion and began dumping risky assets en masse.
NYSE:USMV May 18, 2017 2:14pm

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

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

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

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

The Hardest Thing To Do In Investing [PIMCO ETF Trust, iShares Trust]

investDavid Fabian: The investment world is chocked full of pitfalls, missed opportunities, and unforeseen risks that make the game difficult under the best of circumstances. Many of us worry about high fees, perfect timing, macro headline risks, and security
NYSE:BOND July 15, 2015 3:54pm

Smart Beta ETFs That Standout From The Crowd [iShares Trust, iShares S&P 500 Value Index (ETF)]

ETFsDavid Fabian: The race to declare dominance over a particular segment of the market is one that fund companies dream about. They work hard to conjugate unique strategies that stand above plain vanilla indexes in the hopes that their secret sauce adds a measure of value.
NYSE:IVE December 4, 2014 5:16pm

How To Invest $1 Million Dollars Today? [Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, iShares Trust]

cashTyler Laundon: A colleague of mine posed an interesting question last week.
NYSE:DIA October 2, 2014 12:25pm

Have We Grown Too Complacent? [iShares Trust]

money and investingDavid Fabian:  The risk of complacency is one that you can never really quantify. Often times doing nothing is the hardest thing to do, but can be the most fruitful if you investing in a profitable trend or looking for a particular setup to give you an edge.
NASDAQ:TDIV July 29, 2014 4:49pm

Defensive Equity ETFs For Turbulent Times [iShares S&P Growth Allocation Fund (ETF), iShares Trust]

new etfsDavid Fabian: Investors that are concerned about the recent volatility in the stock market may want to consider looking at conservative equity strategies to protect their assets. There are a number of ETFs
NYSE:AOR May 2, 2014 9:43am

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

Why The Market Doesn’t Care Where You Think It Should Go [PIMCO ETF Trust, iShares Trust]

money and investingDavid Fabian: This week has been chocked full of surprises for investors.  Monday started out with a gut wrenching tumble of more than 2% across the majority of the investment universe.  It was then followed up with some tepid buyers stepping
NYSE:AOM February 12, 2014 4:18pm

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