With the current market troubles, many ETFs focused on emerging markets have dropped more than the overall markets. That’s in large part because a growing U.S. economy and sharply rising interest rates have pushed up the U.S. dollar. This typically results in capital flowing to… Read More
Pat McKeough recently replied to a member of the Inner Circle looking for an ETF that offers protection from down markets. The BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity ETF selects stock holdings based on their beta score. That’s a commonly used, but often misleading, measure of… Read More
Some investors look to reduce volatility in their portfolios for a number of reasons. One is that they can’t sleep at night because they’re nervous about the market outlook. In that case, low-volatilty funds may cut your your losses or even leave you with gains… Read More
The month of October saw declines in most asset classes, especially during the last trading week. That came after very strong gains for most assets starting in April.
Representing the broad global, U.S. and Canadian markets, the Vanguard Total World Stocks ETF (VT) lost 2.0%… Read More
Our key ETF definitions will help you better understand ETF investing
The simplicity of investing in ETFs holds a lot of appeal for many investors. We’ve compiled a list of ETF definitions so you can determine if ETFs are right for your portfolio.
What does ETF mean?
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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
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
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
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
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