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The investment seeks to track the investment results of the MSCI ACWI Minimum Volatility (USD) Index. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its assets in the component securities of the underlying index and in investments that have economic characteristics that are substantially identical to the component securities of the underlying index. The index measures the combined performance of equity securities in both emerging and developed markets that, in the aggregate, have lower volatility relative to the broader developed and emerging markets.

Market Cap: 3.74 Billion

Primary Exchange: BATS Exchange

Website: http://www.ishares.com

Shares Outstanding: 42.7 Million

Float: 42.7 Million

Dividend: 1.7179 (1.96%)

Beta: 0.699693

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Short Interest (Jan 15, 2013): 103 Thousand

Ethical Flags

Longest drawdown: 400 trading days

From: 2018-01-26 To: 2019-03-14

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Lower Risk, Higher-Yield Portfolios Of Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 01:49:30:000

Finally, while I've often argued that retirees shouldn't prioritize income production because it can lead them into risky territory, I do think yielders can work well as part of the Bucket approach. As a retiree spends from Bucket 1 (cash for ongoing living expenses), he or she can refill it,… read more...

Lower Risk, Higher-Yield Portfolios Of Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 01:49:30:000

Finally, while I've often argued that retirees shouldn't prioritize income production because it can lead them into risky territory, I do think yielders can work well as part of the Bucket approach. As a retiree spends from Bucket 1 (cash for ongoing living expenses), he or she can refill it,… read more...

Lower Risk, Higher-Yield Portfolios Of Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 01:49:30:000

Finally, while I've often argued that retirees shouldn't prioritize income production because it can lead them into risky territory, I do think yielders can work well as part of the Bucket approach. As a retiree spends from Bucket 1 (cash for ongoing living expenses), he or she can refill it,… read more...

Lower Risk, Higher-Yield Portfolios Of Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 01:49:30:000

Finally, while I've often argued that retirees shouldn't prioritize income production because it can lead them into risky territory, I do think yielders can work well as part of the Bucket approach. As a retiree spends from Bucket 1 (cash for ongoing living expenses), he or she can refill it,… read more...

Lower Risk, Higher-Yield Portfolios Of Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 01:49:30:000

Finally, while I've often argued that retirees shouldn't prioritize income production because it can lead them into risky territory, I do think yielders can work well as part of the Bucket approach. As a retiree spends from Bucket 1 (cash for ongoing living expenses), he or she can refill it,… read more...

Green Shoots In Global Equities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 14:30:02:000

One of my favorite analytical techniques for generating insights on global markets is studying market breadth , and those who know me know I like to take a bit of an alternative angle, and today's chart is no exception. What makes today's chart so interesting is that (in contrast to most of… read more...

Green Shoots In Global Equities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 14:30:02:000

One of my favorite analytical techniques for generating insights on global markets is studying market breadth , and those who know me know I like to take a bit of an alternative angle, and today's chart is no exception. What makes today's chart so interesting is that (in contrast to most of… read more...

Green Shoots In Global Equities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 14:30:02:000

One of my favorite analytical techniques for generating insights on global markets is studying market breadth , and those who know me know I like to take a bit of an alternative angle, and today's chart is no exception. What makes today's chart so interesting is that (in contrast to most of… read more...

For Young Investors Sitting On The Sidelines

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 12:58:02:000

A Surprising Tax Strategy The accelerated realization approachwill be especially effective for those who regularly incur short-term capital gains and highly value short-term capital lossesSo it looks like in certain situations, paying your taxes early and often migh… read more...

For Young Investors Sitting On The Sidelines

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 12:58:02:000

A Surprising Tax Strategy The accelerated realization approachwill be especially effective for those who regularly incur short-term capital gains and highly value short-term capital lossesSo it looks like in certain situations, paying your taxes early and often migh… read more...

For Young Investors Sitting On The Sidelines

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 12:58:02:000

A Surprising Tax Strategy The accelerated realization approachwill be especially effective for those who regularly incur short-term capital gains and highly value short-term capital lossesSo it looks like in certain situations, paying your taxes early and often migh… read more...

Portfolios For The Risk Adverse

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 08:56:39:000

Introduction My strategy is to invest appropriately for a late stage in the business cycle, and currently am analyzing funds based on risk (Ulcer Index, Draw Down, P/E ratio), risk-adjusted returns (Martin, Sortino, Sharpe ratios) and three-month trends. Nearly two thousand funds are screene… read more...

Portfolios For The Risk Adverse

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 08:56:39:000

Introduction My strategy is to invest appropriately for a late stage in the business cycle, and currently am analyzing funds based on risk (Ulcer Index, Draw Down, P/E ratio), risk-adjusted returns (Martin, Sortino, Sharpe ratios) and three-month trends. Nearly two thousand funds are screene… read more...

Portfolios For The Risk Adverse

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 08:56:39:000

Introduction My strategy is to invest appropriately for a late stage in the business cycle, and currently am analyzing funds based on risk (Ulcer Index, Draw Down, P/E ratio), risk-adjusted returns (Martin, Sortino, Sharpe ratios) and three-month trends. Nearly two thousand funds are screene… read more...

Lower Risk World And Foreign Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-11 01:59:57:000

Introduction For this article, I used Mutual Fund Observer Premium Service to select Global and International funds that are lower risk as measured by Ulcer Index and higher risk-adjusted return as measured by the Martin Ratio. A Model Portfolio was created in Portfolio Visualizer to maxim… read more...

Lower Risk World And Foreign Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-11 01:59:57:000

Introduction For this article, I used Mutual Fund Observer Premium Service to select Global and International funds that are lower risk as measured by Ulcer Index and higher risk-adjusted return as measured by the Martin Ratio. A Model Portfolio was created in Portfolio Visualizer to maxim… read more...

Lower Risk World And Foreign Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-11 01:59:57:000

Introduction For this article, I used Mutual Fund Observer Premium Service to select Global and International funds that are lower risk as measured by Ulcer Index and higher risk-adjusted return as measured by the Martin Ratio. A Model Portfolio was created in Portfolio Visualizer to maxim… read more...

Value And Dividend Fund Performance During Bear Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-25 02:56:21:000

Pulse of the Market The S&P 500 started 2018 around 2,496 for a gain of less than 3% during the past 14 months. The low point of 2,448 occurred around January 3rd, 2019 for a draw down of 9% from the January 2018 start. Data by YCharts The current bullish trends appear to be a… read more...

Value And Dividend Fund Performance During Bear Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-25 02:56:21:000

Pulse of the Market The S&P 500 started 2018 around 2,496 for a gain of less than 3% during the past 14 months. The low point of 2,448 occurred around January 3rd, 2019 for a draw down of 9% from the January 2018 start. Data by YCharts The current bullish trends appear to be a… read more...

Value And Dividend Fund Performance During Bear Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-25 02:56:21:000

Pulse of the Market The S&P 500 started 2018 around 2,496 for a gain of less than 3% during the past 14 months. The low point of 2,448 occurred around January 3rd, 2019 for a draw down of 9% from the January 2018 start. Data by YCharts The current bullish trends appear to be a… read more...

Value And Dividend Fund Performance During Bear Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-24 21:56:21:000

Pulse of the Market The S&P 500 started 2018 around 2,496 for a gain of less than 3% during the past 14 months. The low point of 2,448 occurred around January 3rd, 2019 for a draw down of 9% from the January 2018 start. Data by YCharts The current bullish trends appear to be a… read more...

Value And Dividend Fund Performance During Bear Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-24 21:56:21:000

Pulse of the Market The S&P 500 started 2018 around 2,496 for a gain of less than 3% during the past 14 months. The low point of 2,448 occurred around January 3rd, 2019 for a draw down of 9% from the January 2018 start. Data by YCharts The current bullish trends appear to be a… read more...

Evaluating Low-Risk Portfolio Strategies

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 05:28:14:000

In 2018, 538,659 job cuts were announced, 28.6 percent higher than the 418,770 announced in 2017. This is the highest annual total since 598,510 cuts were recorded in 2015, and the second-highest total since 2011, when 606,082 cuts were announced. - 2018 Challenger Report: Annual Total … read more...

Evaluating Low-Risk Portfolio Strategies

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 05:28:14:000

In 2018, 538,659 job cuts were announced, 28.6 percent higher than the 418,770 announced in 2017. This is the highest annual total since 598,510 cuts were recorded in 2015, and the second-highest total since 2011, when 606,082 cuts were announced. - 2018 Challenger Report: Annual Total … read more...

Evaluating Low-Risk Portfolio Strategies

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 05:28:14:000

In 2018, 538,659 job cuts were announced, 28.6 percent higher than the 418,770 announced in 2017. This is the highest annual total since 598,510 cuts were recorded in 2015, and the second-highest total since 2011, when 606,082 cuts were announced. - 2018 Challenger Report: Annual Total … read more...

Evaluating Low-Risk Portfolio Strategies

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 05:28:14:000

In 2018, 538,659 job cuts were announced, 28.6 percent higher than the 418,770 announced in 2017. This is the highest annual total since 598,510 cuts were recorded in 2015, and the second-highest total since 2011, when 606,082 cuts were announced. - 2018 Challenger Report: Annual Total … read more...

Evaluating Low-Risk Portfolio Strategies

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 05:28:14:000

In 2018, 538,659 job cuts were announced, 28.6 percent higher than the 418,770 announced in 2017. This is the highest annual total since 598,510 cuts were recorded in 2015, and the second-highest total since 2011, when 606,082 cuts were announced. - 2018 Challenger Report: Annual Total … read more...

Evaluating Low-Risk Portfolio Strategies

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 05:28:14:000

In 2018, 538,659 job cuts were announced, 28.6 percent higher than the 418,770 announced in 2017. This is the highest annual total since 598,510 cuts were recorded in 2015, and the second-highest total since 2011, when 606,082 cuts were announced. - 2018 Challenger Report: Annual Total … read more...

ACWV & VMVFX: My Top Picks For 2019 (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 11:04:34:000

With one cheap fund, you can own a globally diversified portfolio of low-volatility equities. Now that the market is going on sale, two such funds I have admired ( ACWV ) ( VMVFX ) but not owned are becoming affordable again. This brief podcast ( 3:14 ) explains their rationale. Listen on th… read more...

ACWV & VMVFX: My Top Picks For 2019 (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 11:04:34:000

With one cheap fund, you can own a globally diversified portfolio of low-volatility equities. Now that the market is going on sale, two such funds I have admired ( ACWV ) ( VMVFX ) but not owned are becoming affordable again. This brief podcast ( 3:14 ) explains their rationale. Listen on th… read more...

ACWV & VMVFX: My Top Picks For 2019 (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 11:04:34:000

With one cheap fund, you can own a globally diversified portfolio of low-volatility equities. Now that the market is going on sale, two such funds I have admired ( ACWV ) ( VMVFX ) but not owned are becoming affordable again. This brief podcast ( 3:14 ) explains their rationale. Listen on th… read more...

ACWV & VMVFX: My Top Picks For 2019 (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 11:04:34:000

With one cheap fund, you can own a globally diversified portfolio of low-volatility equities. Now that the market is going on sale, two such funds I have admired ( ACWV ) ( VMVFX ) but not owned are becoming affordable again. This brief podcast ( 3:14 ) explains their rationale. Listen on th… read more...

ACWV & VMVFX: My Top Picks For 2019 (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 11:04:34:000

With one cheap fund, you can own a globally diversified portfolio of low-volatility equities. Now that the market is going on sale, two such funds I have admired ( ACWV ) ( VMVFX ) but not owned are becoming affordable again. This brief podcast ( 3:14 ) explains their rationale. Listen on th… read more...

ACWV & VMVFX: My Top Picks For 2019 (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 11:04:34:000

With one cheap fund, you can own a globally diversified portfolio of low-volatility equities. Now that the market is going on sale, two such funds I have admired ( ACWV ) ( VMVFX ) but not owned are becoming affordable again. This brief podcast ( 3:14 ) explains their rationale. Listen on th… read more...

ACWV & VMVFX: My Top Picks For 2019 (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 11:04:34:000

With one cheap fund, you can own a globally diversified portfolio of low-volatility equities. Now that the market is going on sale, two such funds I have admired ( ACWV ) ( VMVFX ) but not owned are becoming affordable again. This brief podcast ( 3:14 ) explains their rationale. Listen on th… read more...

ACWV & VMVFX: My Top Picks For 2019 (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 11:04:34:000

With one cheap fund, you can own a globally diversified portfolio of low-volatility equities. Now that the market is going on sale, two such funds I have admired ( ACWV ) ( VMVFX ) but not owned are becoming affordable again. This brief podcast ( 3:14 ) explains their rationale. Listen on th… read more...

The Great Owl ETF Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-17 05:50:08:000

"Don't go outside your zone of competence, because outside that zone you may get emotional. And being emotional is never good for your investing. If you know yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, you will know the limits you must learn to live within each realm, your zone of comfort a… read more...

The Great Owl ETF Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-17 05:50:08:000

"Don't go outside your zone of competence, because outside that zone you may get emotional. And being emotional is never good for your investing. If you know yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, you will know the limits you must learn to live within each realm, your zone of comfort a… read more...

The Great Owl ETF Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-17 05:50:08:000

"Don't go outside your zone of competence, because outside that zone you may get emotional. And being emotional is never good for your investing. If you know yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, you will know the limits you must learn to live within each realm, your zone of comfort a… read more...

The Great Owl ETF Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-17 05:50:08:000

"Don't go outside your zone of competence, because outside that zone you may get emotional. And being emotional is never good for your investing. If you know yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, you will know the limits you must learn to live within each realm, your zone of comfort a… read more...

Sticking To The Short End (For Now)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 02:11:31:000

Key points We maintain our preference for short-term bonds even after the rise in long-term yields. Global equity markets stabilized after last week's selloff. The Italy versus Germany government bond yield spread hit the widest in over five years. This week marks the peak of third-qua… read more...

Sticking To The Short End (For Now)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 02:11:31:000

Key points We maintain our preference for short-term bonds even after the rise in long-term yields. Global equity markets stabilized after last week's selloff. The Italy versus Germany government bond yield spread hit the widest in over five years. This week marks the peak of third-qua… read more...

Sticking To The Short End (For Now)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 02:11:31:000

Key points We maintain our preference for short-term bonds even after the rise in long-term yields. Global equity markets stabilized after last week's selloff. The Italy versus Germany government bond yield spread hit the widest in over five years. This week marks the peak of third-qua… read more...

Sticking To The Short End (For Now)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 02:11:31:000

Key points We maintain our preference for short-term bonds even after the rise in long-term yields. Global equity markets stabilized after last week's selloff. The Italy versus Germany government bond yield spread hit the widest in over five years. This week marks the peak of third-qua… read more...

Sticking To The Short End (For Now)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 02:11:31:000

Key points We maintain our preference for short-term bonds even after the rise in long-term yields. Global equity markets stabilized after last week's selloff. The Italy versus Germany government bond yield spread hit the widest in over five years. This week marks the peak of third-qua… read more...

Sticking To The Short End (For Now)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 02:11:31:000

Key points We maintain our preference for short-term bonds even after the rise in long-term yields. Global equity markets stabilized after last week's selloff. The Italy versus Germany government bond yield spread hit the widest in over five years. This week marks the peak of third-qua… read more...

Sticking To The Short End (For Now)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 02:11:31:000

Key points We maintain our preference for short-term bonds even after the rise in long-term yields. Global equity markets stabilized after last week's selloff. The Italy versus Germany government bond yield spread hit the widest in over five years. This week marks the peak of third-qua… read more...

Sticking To The Short End (For Now)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 02:11:31:000

Key points We maintain our preference for short-term bonds even after the rise in long-term yields. Global equity markets stabilized after last week's selloff. The Italy versus Germany government bond yield spread hit the widest in over five years. This week marks the peak of third-qua… read more...

Sticking To The Short End (For Now)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 02:11:31:000

Key points We maintain our preference for short-term bonds even after the rise in long-term yields. Global equity markets stabilized after last week's selloff. The Italy versus Germany government bond yield spread hit the widest in over five years. This week marks the peak of third-qua… read more...

Sticking To The Short End (For Now)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 02:11:31:000

Key points We maintain our preference for short-term bonds even after the rise in long-term yields. Global equity markets stabilized after last week's selloff. The Italy versus Germany government bond yield spread hit the widest in over five years. This week marks the peak of third-qua… read more...

Here Are My Picks For Factor-Based ETFs That Can Be Part Of A Diversified Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 07:31:46:000

Factor-based investing has become very popular over the past few years, and the best evidence of this claim is the proliferation of factor-based (often called Smart Beta) ETFs that are available to investors. I have my own factor-based trading strategies, which I offer on a subscription basi… read more...

Here Are My Picks For Factor-Based ETFs That Can Be Part Of A Diversified Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 07:31:46:000

Factor-based investing has become very popular over the past few years, and the best evidence of this claim is the proliferation of factor-based (often called Smart Beta) ETFs that are available to investors. I have my own factor-based trading strategies, which I offer on a subscription basi… read more...

Here Are My Picks For Factor-Based ETFs That Can Be Part Of A Diversified Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 07:31:46:000

Factor-based investing has become very popular over the past few years, and the best evidence of this claim is the proliferation of factor-based (often called Smart Beta) ETFs that are available to investors. I have my own factor-based trading strategies, which I offer on a subscription basi… read more...

Here Are My Picks For Factor-Based ETFs That Can Be Part Of A Diversified Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 07:31:46:000

Factor-based investing has become very popular over the past few years, and the best evidence of this claim is the proliferation of factor-based (often called Smart Beta) ETFs that are available to investors. I have my own factor-based trading strategies, which I offer on a subscription basi… read more...

Here Are My Picks For Factor-Based ETFs That Can Be Part Of A Diversified Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 07:31:46:000

Factor-based investing has become very popular over the past few years, and the best evidence of this claim is the proliferation of factor-based (often called Smart Beta) ETFs that are available to investors. I have my own factor-based trading strategies, which I offer on a subscription basi… read more...

Danielle On The Financial Survival Network

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 07:09:08:000

Danielle was a guest with Kerry Lutz on The Financial Survival Network , talking about recent developments in the world economy and markets. You can listen to an audio clip of the segment by clicking the play button below. Disclosure: Read more … read more...

Danielle On The Financial Survival Network

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 07:09:08:000

Danielle was a guest with Kerry Lutz on The Financial Survival Network , talking about recent developments in the world economy and markets. You can listen to an audio clip of the segment by clicking the play button below. Disclosure: Read more … read more...

Danielle On The Financial Survival Network

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 07:09:08:000

Danielle was a guest with Kerry Lutz on The Financial Survival Network , talking about recent developments in the world economy and markets. You can listen to an audio clip of the segment by clicking the play button below. Disclosure: Read more … read more...

Danielle On The Financial Survival Network

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 07:09:08:000

Danielle was a guest with Kerry Lutz on The Financial Survival Network , talking about recent developments in the world economy and markets. You can listen to an audio clip of the segment by clicking the play button below. Disclosure: Read more … read more...

Danielle On The Financial Survival Network

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 07:09:08:000

Danielle was a guest with Kerry Lutz on The Financial Survival Network , talking about recent developments in the world economy and markets. You can listen to an audio clip of the segment by clicking the play button below. Disclosure: Read more … read more...

Danielle On The Financial Survival Network

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 07:09:08:000

Danielle was a guest with Kerry Lutz on The Financial Survival Network , talking about recent developments in the world economy and markets. You can listen to an audio clip of the segment by clicking the play button below. Disclosure: Read more … read more...

Danielle On The Financial Survival Network

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 07:09:08:000

Danielle was a guest with Kerry Lutz on The Financial Survival Network , talking about recent developments in the world economy and markets. You can listen to an audio clip of the segment by clicking the play button below. Disclosure: Read more … read more...

Danielle On The Financial Survival Network

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-21 07:09:08:000

Danielle was a guest with Kerry Lutz on The Financial Survival Network , talking about recent developments in the world economy and markets. You can listen to an audio clip of the segment by clicking the play button below. Disclosure: Read more … read more...

Investors Becoming More Confident On Risky Assets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-26 01:20:34:000

The April round of the State Street global investor confidence indexes showed institutional investors appear to be growing more confident on the outlook for risky assets. The regional indexes showed this uptick in risk appetite has been widespread across the major regions. It appears as thou… read more...

Investors Becoming More Confident On Risky Assets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-26 01:20:34:000

The April round of the State Street global investor confidence indexes showed institutional investors appear to be growing more confident on the outlook for risky assets. The regional indexes showed this uptick in risk appetite has been widespread across the major regions. It appears as thou… read more...

Investors Becoming More Confident On Risky Assets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-26 01:20:34:000

The April round of the State Street global investor confidence indexes showed institutional investors appear to be growing more confident on the outlook for risky assets. The regional indexes showed this uptick in risk appetite has been widespread across the major regions. It appears as thou… read more...

Preparing For The DOL Fiduciary Rule: The Role Of Low-Volatility ETFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-07 14:02:55:000

The DOL rule has led to its first case: A suit against Scottstrade for holding sales contests that can be considered as not having their clients best interests in mind. In my line of work, I encounter many financial advisors, and nearly all of them are worried about how the DOL wil… read more...

Preparing For The DOL Fiduciary Rule: The Role Of Low-Volatility ETFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-07 14:02:55:000

The DOL rule has led to its first case: A suit against Scottstrade for holding sales contests that can be considered as not having their clients best interests in mind. In my line of work, I encounter many financial advisors, and nearly all of them are worried about how the DOL wil… read more...

Preparing For The DOL Fiduciary Rule: The Role Of Low-Volatility ETFs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-07 14:02:55:000

The DOL rule has led to its first case: A suit against Scottstrade for holding sales contests that can be considered as not having their clients best interests in mind. In my line of work, I encounter many financial advisors, and nearly all of them are worried about how the DOL wil… read more...

Why Factor-Based Investing Works

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-08-05 07:30:00:000

Factor-Based Investing (hereafter FBI) is all the rage today. Which I find amusing, since almost every investor on the planet is already using it. It's just that they don't know it. FBI is as old as the stock market itself. What's new is the fancy name, and the stampede by Wall Street to mon… read more...

BlackRock to Transition Primary Listing Venue for 50 iShares ETFs

via: Business Wire at 2017-06-30 16:00:00:000

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) will transition the primary listing venue for 50 iShares ETFs. As we have stated previously, diversification is an important element of iShares listing strategy, said Samara Cohen, Americas Head of iShares Capital Markets at BlackRock. A thriv… read more...

Is Gold Smarter Than Smart Beta?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2016-11-18 07:00:00:000

This unique asset hedges when you most need it to and has experienced positive returns over time Gold is a unique asset. It serves as both a safe haven and a diversifier for equity portfolios. Over time, it has provided a hedge when you need it most-but it also has served as a less correla… read more...

Reducing Exposure To U.S. Market Volatility

via: SeekingAlpha at 2016-11-14 11:46:57:000

With a new President comes new policies. With new policies comes uncertainty. U.S. equity markets have taken a love-hate relationship to American's 45 th president, Donald Trump. At first, the idea of a Trump presidency rattled the Dow Jones Industrial Average ((DJI)) in the two weeks prio… read more...

Low Volatility: A Heck Of An Investment

via: SeekingAlpha at 2016-10-31 23:30:15:000

When it comes to investing, even Baskin Robbins gets ashamed of the small amount of options it offers. Financial products are virtually unlimited and choosing one can be confusing if not daunting. Decades ago this was a much simpler task were you chose stocks, bonds, or mutual funds and you … read more...

ACWV: Outperformance From A Global Low Volatility Fund

via: SeekingAlpha at 2016-08-02 02:55:59:000

Introduction There is a great deal of academic research showing that low volatility funds outperform over long periods of time despite the risk vs return tradeoff that suggests risk and reward are positively correlated. For example, Benchmarks as Limits to Arbitrage: Understanding the Low… read more...

Value ETFs: Trade Of The Next Decade?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2016-07-15 03:09:01:000

One of the most eye-catching equity market trends since the beginning of this bull market in 2009 has been the dominance of growth over value. However, there's a big divergence taking place between value stocks and growth stocks this year. Value is significantly outperforming - by several hund… read more...

Why Low Volatility Funds Outperform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2016-06-08 11:39:47:000

Background There have been a number of articles published recently suggesting that investing in low volatility funds may not be a good strategy ( Example 1 , Example 2 , Example 3 ). Much of the current discussion focuses on the high current valuation of low volatility stocks. However, s… read more...

A Star-Spangled April For Moats

via: SeekingAlpha at 2016-05-12 13:49:47:000

Performance Overview Moat-rated companies continued their strong start to 2016 in April. U.S.-oriented Morningstar Wide Moat Focus IndexSM (MWMFTR) topped the S&P 500 Index (5.20% vs. 0.39%) in April and widened the gap in relative performance year-to-date (12.05% vs. 1.74%… read more...

Q1 2016 - A Tale Of 2 Halves

via: SeekingAlpha at 2016-05-06 20:41:18:000

K. Sean Clark, CFA , Chief Investment Officer The first quarter of 2016 was a tale of two halves, as the first half of the quarter saw a dramatic, waterfall decline that exhibited all of the signs of a major panic. In this case, the panic centered around the energy space. Through Fe… read more...

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2017-12-19 2017-12-26 2017-12-20 2017-12-18 0.867589 Dividend income
2017-06-20 2017-06-26 2017-06-22 2017-06-19 0.850315 Dividend income
2016-12-21 2016-12-28 2016-12-23 2016-12-20 1.077672 Dividend income
2016-06-22 2016-06-28 2016-06-24 2016-06-21 0.783587 Dividend income
2015-12-21 2015-12-28 2015-12-23 2015-12-18 0.849245 Dividend income
2015-06-25 2015-07-01 2015-06-29 2015-06-24 0.732592 Dividend income
2014-12-17 2014-12-24 2014-12-19 2014-12-16 0.73554 Dividend income
2014-06-25 2014-07-02 2014-06-27 2014-06-24 0.795948 Dividend income
2013-12-18 2013-12-30 2013-12-20 2013-12-17 0.846817 Dividend income
2013-06-27 2013-07-05 2013-07-01 2013-06-26 0.723029 Dividend income
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