Low Volatility ETFs Attracting Big Inflows
Innovation has come to be expected in the ETF industry, where a number of developments over the last several years have made a number of new asset classes and investment strategies accessible through the low-cost, tax-efficient exchange-traded structure. From leveraged ETFs to commodity ETPs to VIX-based products, there have been a number of “firsts” in recent history that have expanded the size of the ETF toolbox dramatically. One of the noteworthy ETF trends in 2011 has been the development of products that offer investors exposure to strategies focused on specific factors or investment disciplines through a rules-based, indexing approach. A number of the new additions to the ETF lineup so far in 2011 target sub-sections of broad-based stock indexes that exhibit certain quantifiable characteristics, such as high or low beta, or high momentum. These strategies are nothing new; financial advisors have been targeting stocks with certain attributes for decades. But [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: iShares Launches Minimum Volatility ETFs Russell Expands Suite Of “Factor ETFs” With Ex-U.S. Funds October ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings, and Closures ETF Insider: Markets Clear Technical Hurdle May ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings, and Closures
Innovation has come to be expected in the ETF industry, where a number of developments over the last several years have made a number of new asset classes and investment strategies accessible through the low-cost, tax-efficient exchange-traded structure. From leveraged ETFs to commodity ETPs to VIX-based products, there have been a number of “firsts” in recent history that have expanded the size of the ETF toolbox dramatically. One of the noteworthy ETF trends in 2011 has been the development of products that offer investors exposure to strategies focused on specific factors or investment disciplines through a rules-based, indexing approach. A number of the new additions to the ETF lineup so far in 2011 target sub-sections of broad-based stock indexes that exhibit certain quantifiable characteristics, such as high or low beta, or high momentum. These strategies are nothing new; financial advisors have been targeting stocks with certain attributes for decades. But [...]

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