|Bid||0.00 x 1000|
|Ask||0.00 x 1200|
|Day's Range||85.20 - 85.82|
|52 Week Range||79.94 - 88.22|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.49|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.20%|
IShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF EFAV is a compelling, low-cost exchange-traded fund that captures these traits and takes additional measures to promote diversification and limit turnover. The fund tracks the MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index. Its construction process starts with all stocks in the MSCI EAFE Index, and it uses an optimizer to select and weight stocks in a way that minimizes the portfolio's expected volatility while honoring several constraints.
Investors looking for a less volatile basket of global stocks can consider several exchange traded funds, including the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF (CBOE: ACWV). The low-volatility factor investments ...
The low volatility factor that's widely applied to U.S. equities has, thanks to exchange traded funds, made its way to international and global equity funds. A popular example is the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF (CBOE: ACWV). ACWV is the reduced volatility spin on the widely followed MSCI ACWI Index.
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There are tons of exchange-traded funds out there, and wading through all of them can be a challenge because so many of them are alike. However, there is a class of ETFs that are either actively managed, or what I call “quasi-actively managed.”