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

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

Low volatility ETFs look to cut investor risk

ETF managers employ various strategies to produce portfolios that have lower volatility, or risk, than the overall stock market. At the same time, they also aim to keep up with overall market gains despite the lower risk.
Below we analyze three ETFs with lower volatility portfolios… Read More

These telcos have a winning formula

Both AT&T and Verizon aim to fuel long-term demand for their wireless, TV and high-speed Internet services with the same two-pronged strategy.
Each is investing heavily in new 5G technology, which will speed up wireless transmissions and bring high-speed Internet access to less-populated areas. Both companies… Read More

Q: Pat, I have been looking for an ETF that would pay dividends and allow me to invest in the best companies throughout the world. Could you please give me your comments on the iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF.

A: The iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF, $21.10, symbol XDG on Toronto (Units outstanding: 850,000; Market cap: $17.9 million;, aims to track the MSCI World High Dividend Yield Index.

This index holds global stocks with above-average dividend yields and steady or increasing… Read More

5G: More than just faster mobile phones

Mobile technology has come a long way since the first cellphone was commercialized in 1984. 2G brought text messaging, 3G brought Internet access to phones and 4G added higher speeds. 5G networks are the next generation of mobile connectivity, offering faster speeds, quicker response times,… Read More

Cost cuts free up cash for 5G

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. $57 (New York symbol VZ; Income-Growth Dividend Portfolio, Utilities sector, Shares outstanding: 4.1 billion; Market cap: $233.7 billion; Dividend yield: 4.2%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Highest; increased its quarterly dividend by 2.1% with the November 2018 payment. The new annual rate of $2.41 yields a.. Read More