|Bid||97.44 x 1000|
|Ask||98.96 x 1000|
|Day's Range||98.10 - 98.29|
|52 Week Range||83.35 - 98.69|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||2.56%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.52|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.20%|
Market volatility has been the new normal the past few weeks and for investors who want to dip their toes in the global market, they will have to do so strategically. This means looking at funds that can minimize volatility while at the same time, capture any upside in the markets like the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF (ACWV) . ACWV seeks to track the investment results of the MSCI ACWI Minimum Volatility (USD) Index.
The low volatility factor is getting plenty of love these days, and investors looking to ETFs to access that factor should remember it can be applied beyond the confines of U.S. borders. Reduced volatility can also work with a broad basket of global equities as highlighted by the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF (CBOE: ACWV) . ACWB “seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of developed and emerging market equities that, in the aggregate, have lower volatility characteristics relative to the broader developed and emerging equity markets,” according to iShares.
The $5.14 billion ACWV follows the MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index, the low volatility counterpart to the popular MSCI All Country World Index. ACWV, which is about two months shy of its eighth anniversary, holds 444 stocks. While this is scenario isn't guaranteed to repeat if global stocks surge, year to date, ACWV is beating its traditional equivalent, the iShares MSCI ACWI ETF (NASDSAQ: ACWI).
World-stock funds provide an easy way to access a globally diversified portfolio without the additional complexity that comes with holding distinct U.S. and non-U.S. stock funds. Vanguard Total World Stock ETF VT is one of the best global-stock funds available. This is one of the broadest funds in the world large-stock Morningstar Category, and its ultralow fee underscores its Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver.