|Bid||0.00 x 1400|
|Ask||0.00 x 27000|
|Day's Range||55.89 - 56.29|
|52 Week Range||49.52 - 56.29|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.15%|
Among smart beta exchange traded funds dedicated to individual investment factors, low volatility products have been popular with conservative investors based on the premise that emphasizing a low volatility strategy can help reduce a portfolio’s downside potential. The iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF (Cboe: USMV) , the largest US-listed low volatility ETF, looms large in the low volatility ETF conversation. The $15.36 billion USMV is almost seven years old and tracks the MSCI USA Minimum Volatility (USD) Index.
If you've bitten off more risk than you can chew, a more conservative asset allocation or defensive equity fund can help. Defensive equity funds still carry equity risk, but they should hold up better than the market during downturns. Among these, iShares Edge MSCI Minimum Volatility USA ETF USMV is one of the best.
Renewed trade clash between the United States and China has prompt investors to re-access their portfolio, leading to higher demand for lower-risk securities.
Trade war fears have once again flared up with China threatening to impose tariff on $60 billion worth of American goods if the United States places more tariffs on Chinese imports. The list includes new 5,207 products including aircraft, soya bean oil, smoked beef, coffee and flour imported from the United States, with charges ranging from 5-25%.Source: ©iStock.com/MarcoCoda
An escalation in trade clash between the United States and China led to risk off trade, leading to higher demand for safe haven avenues or lower risk securities.
Lesser-known, low-volatility shares typically beat their highly popular, more volatile peers, writes Mark Hulbert.
A version of this article was published in the May 2018 issue of Morningstar ETFInvestor. Download a complimentary copy of Morningstar ETFInvestor by visiting the website. Well-constructed low-volatility stock funds should offer better downside protection, a smoother ride, and better risk-adjusted performance than the market over the long term.
The economy and markets are still on a bullish path but the road may be bumpy in the near-term. Consequently, ETF investors will have to take a more targeted approach to navigate the path ahead. “We see ...
Retirement planning is never easy, but some mutual funds, index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can ease that burden. A well-balanced retirement portfolio should include stocks and bonds and perhaps other assets depending on investors’ individual risk tolerance. In retirement, investors still have several factors to consider, including risk.
Investors could stash their cash in the following ETFs that offer stability or even profit as trade war threats keep everyone on their toes.
I’m not sure about you, but I’m getting seasick once again. After what seems like years of calm seas, the markets are back to their high-volatility days. In about two weeks, we’ve already seen some of biggest intra-day swings on ETFs like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) since really the crisis and the start of the recession. For investors, the heightened volatility certainly makes for a stressful night’s sleep — especially if you’re in or near retirement.