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Low-Volatility, Dividend ETFs Proving Their Mettle in Stock Swoon

Tom Lauricella (tom.lauricella@morningstar.com)

This article originally appeared in Morningstar Direct Cloud and Morningstar Office Cloud. As the stock market has taken a dive in October, exchange-traded funds built around low-volatility and dividend strategies are proving to be a relative safe harbor in the storm. Meanwhile, small-growth ETFs, momentum strategies, and other tech-heavy ETFs are getting pummeled in a reversal of the trends that had led the market higher over the first nine months of the 2018.