December 07, 2012 at 07:00 AM EST
PowerShares Rolls Out Hedged S&P 500 ETF (PHDG)
Stocks continue to drift sideways with an upward bias as cautious optimism surrounding the looming “fiscal cliff” has proven to be a dominant theme on Wall Street. Choppy trading has become the norm as mixed data releases have kept a lid on confidence, including lackluster ISM and factory orders data coupled with upbeat construction spending and weekly jobless claims. Amid the uncertain landscape, industry veteran PowerShares has debuted a “hands off” ETF that may provide a refuge from rampant volatility, offering exposure to the S&P 500 Index with a twist [Download How To Buy The Right ETF Every Time]. The PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio (PHDG) is designed to offer investors broad equity market exposure along with an implied volatility hedge. This new ETF uses a quantitative, rules-based methodology to dynamically allocate its notional investments among three components: equity, volatility and cash [see Low Volatility ETFdb Portfolio]. S&P 500 ETFs With A Twist [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Closer Look At S&P 500 ETF Options PowerShares Adds High Dividend ETF First Trust Debuts “Tail Hedge” S&P 500 ETF (VIXH) 3 ETF Types For Downside Protection ETFs For “Hands Off” Investing
Stocks continue to drift sideways with an upward bias as cautious optimism surrounding the looming “fiscal cliff” has proven to be a dominant theme on Wall Street. Choppy trading has become the norm as mixed data releases have kept a lid on confidence, including lackluster ISM and factory orders data coupled with upbeat construction spending and weekly jobless claims. Amid the uncertain landscape, industry veteran PowerShares has debuted a “hands off” ETF that may provide a refuge from rampant volatility, offering exposure to the S&P 500 Index with a twist [Download How To Buy The Right ETF Every Time].  The PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio (PHDG) is designed to offer investors broad equity market exposure along with an implied volatility hedge. This new ETF uses a quantitative, rules-based methodology to dynamically allocate its notional investments among three components: equity, volatility and cash [see Low Volatility ETFdb Portfolio].  S&P 500 ETFs With A Twist [...]

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