iShares Edge MSCI Min Volatility USA ETF and Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETFs offering market-like returns with lower risk

iShares Edge MSCI Min Volatility USA ETF and Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETFs offering market-like returns with lower risk

ETF managers aim to produce portfolios with lower risk than the overall stock market while keeping up with overall gains.

These two ETFs are good examples of applying low-volatility stock-picking strategies without sacrificing return.


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ISHARES EDGE MSCI MIN VOL USA ETF (New York symbol USMV) provides investors… Read More

This ETF hands you the best of Italian firms

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The Italian economy ranks among the biggest in the world but has offered investors very little growth for the past decade. High unemployment—especially among the country’s youth—as well as regional income disparities and high government debt are key problems.
Still the country is… Read More

Make room for ‘value’ in your ETF portfolio

Value investing is one of several investment styles that have over time performed better than the overall market. Other long-term styles with strong track records include small companies, low volatility stocks, and high-quality companies.
The problem for you as an investor is that the winning styles… Read More

Here’s your primer for precious-metal gains

Investor demand for gold is very strong right now, with consistent buying by central banks as well as exchange-traded funds. Silver has also moved lately, but platinum has lagged.
Those last two precious metals have proportionally larger industrial applications than gold (see graph), which strengthens their… Read More

Your metal ETF returns strengthen

A varied assortment of equity ETFs, as well as base metal producer ETFs, gave investors the biggest gains in September 2019. “Value” ETFs were also well represented at the top end of the leaderboard. The Alpha US Quant Value ETF (QVAL) jumped by 6% while the Vanguard Global Value… Read More

Ferrari’s a pricey add to your portfolio

The Ferrari motor car manufacturing business was started in 1929 by Enso Ferrari with the goal to build a car that people would dream of owning, but which only a few could ever afford. Ninety years later, the vision of the company (symbol RACE on… Read More

This ETF hands you the best of Italian firms

The Italian economy ranks among the biggest in the world but has offered investors very little growth for the past decade. High unemployment—especially among the country’s youth—as well as regional income disparities and high government debt are key problems.
Still the country is home to some… Read More

Value funds draw more investor money

ETFs remain popular investment vehicles for investors. In the U.S., total net inflows into ETFs amounted to $197 billion (for the year to the end of September). This was about the same as 2018, which saw record inflows. Canadian ETFs attracted net new money of… Read More

These value ETFs set you up for portfolio gains

As their name implies, value stocks trade lower than their fundamentals would suggest. Investors perceive them as undervalued with the potential to rise. Even so, it’s best for you to zero in on the shares of quality companies with a consistent history of sales and… Read More