|Bid||27.59 x 4000|
|Ask||33.03 x 4000|
|Day's Range||29.68 - 30.55|
|52 Week Range||29.68 - 34.69|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||-8.69%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.62|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.27%|
Volatility hasn't crept back into the markets; it has jumped back in. The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has sent stocks lurching over the past week. And in the face of such huge market swings, investors sometimes make rash decisions that can ultimately harm their portfolios. That's where exchange-traded funds can help - specifically, low-volatility ETFs.Big declines trigger fear, and that fear will be even more elevated when it's triggered by something like a genuine health crisis. People don't want to lose money, and they certainly don't want to lose more money than they already have. While you should always be looking for stocks to sell as a matter of regular portfolio maintenance, if you panic-sell, you risk throwing the baby out with the bathwater.In many cases, investors who jettison their stocks en masse on the way down cement their losses while leaving themselves out of the recovery.Here are 10 low-volatility ETFs that might help ward off this instinct and lessen your pain. Low-vol (and "min-vol") funds use different strategies in the name of providing portfolios that are more stable than the broader market. That not only helps muffle losses during downturns, but the reduction in volatility can give you a little peace of mind and let you participate in an eventual bounce-back. Take a look. SEE ALSO: The 20 Best ETFs to Buy for a Prosperous 2020
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Low beta ETFs could be worthwhile for low risk-tolerant investors looking to safeguard their portfolio in the current market environment and seeking outperformance.
Low-beta products could be worthwhile for low risk-tolerant investors looking to safeguard their portfolio in the current market environment and seeking outperformance.
Wall Street pros, the analyst community and individual investors alike were thrown for a loop in 2018. American tariff disputes with the rest of the world, wild energy-price swings and global growth concerns not only ravaged the market at various points, but also has the experts preaching caution as we enter the new year. The best ETFs for 2019, then, are going to need to accomplish a couple specific goals.For one, you'll want some ETFs that position you defensively while still allowing you to enjoy at least some upside should the market head higher despite all the headwinds it faces. Numerous expert market outlooks have the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index climbing in 2019, but none of them are exuberant and all of them warn of numerous potential pitfalls. Anchoring your portfolio with funds that emphasize, say, low volatility or income can put you in a strong position no matter what the market brings.You also need to take your shots - stocks may end up being sluggish as a whole, but that doesn't mean certain areas of the market can't explode all the same. So some of the top ETFs for the year ahead will focus on specific sectors, industries and even other areas of the world to try to generate outperformance.Here are the best ETFs to buy for 2019. These 19 funds run the gamut, from highly diversified baskets invested in thousands of companies, to concentrated portfolios that use just a couple dozen stocks to benefit from a specific theme. There are ETFs for conservative investors and risk takers alike. And while most of these picks are passive index funds, there are even a few ETFs that tap the brainpower of skilled active management. Take a look: SEE ALSO: The 27 Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans
Last Friday, a dozen real estate and utilities ETFs hit all-time highs, underscoring the strength in defensive sectors. LVHD, which debuted in late 2015, “is constructed of the highest scoring securities subject to concentration limits: no individual component of the Index will exceed 2.5%, no individual sector (as defined by QS) will exceed 25%, and real estate investment trust components as a whole will not exceed 15%. The utilities and real estate sectors are LVHD's largest and third-largest sector weights, respectively, combining for 41.3 percent of the fund's weight.