January 09, 2012 at 07:00 AM EST
How About A High Volatility ETF?
One of the most noteworthy innovations in the ETF industry over the last several years has been the development of funds that deliver targeted exposure to investment “factors”, allowing for easy access to techniques that previously required extensive research and maintenance. From high momentum to low beta, there are now ETFs that slice and dice broad equity indexes in a number of different ways to deliver unique risk/return profiles. ETFs focusing on low volatility stocks have become immediately popular with investors; eight such products have debuted over the last year, and they have already accumulated close to $1 billion in assets. The PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV), which targets the 100 components of the S&P 500 with lowest historical volatility, has gathered about $880 million since debuting last May. Other ETFs exist targeting low volatility stocks in emerging markets (EEMV), developed markets outside the U.S. (EFAV, XLVO), and [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Russell Expands Suite Of “Factor ETFs” With Ex-U.S. Funds May ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings, and Closures Russell ETF Pipeline: Taking Factor Investing International ETF Insider: Recapping A Wild Week Russell Debuts Slew Of Factor ETFs
One of the most noteworthy innovations in the ETF industry over the last several years has been the development of funds that deliver targeted exposure to investment “factors”, allowing for easy access to techniques that previously required extensive research and maintenance. From high momentum to low beta, there are now ETFs that slice and dice broad equity indexes in a number of different ways to deliver unique risk/return profiles. ETFs focusing on low volatility stocks have become immediately popular with investors; eight such products have debuted over the last year, and they have already accumulated close to $1 billion in assets. The PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV), which targets the 100 components of the S&P 500 with lowest historical volatility, has gathered about $880 million since debuting last May. Other ETFs exist targeting low volatility stocks in emerging markets (EEMV), developed markets outside the U.S. (EFAV, XLVO), and [...]

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