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

Foodmakers gain from better efficiency

MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC. $48 (Nasdaq symbol MDLZ; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 1.4 billion; Market cap: $67.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.7; Dividend yield: 2.2%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.mondelezinternational.com) makes cookies and crackers (Oreo, Ritz), chocolate bars (Cadbury, Toblerone), gum and candy (Trident, Dentyne) and… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. I am a longtime Inner Circle member and I would like your opinion on two Vanguard consumer ETFs—VDC and VCR. Thanks.

A: Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, $159.56, symbol VCR on New York, aims to track the MSCI US IMI Consumer Discretionary 25/50 Index. That index follows U.S. consumer discretionary companies. Those firms, in the manufacturing and service industries, are highly sensitive to economic cycles. The manufacturing… Read More