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USMV Fund Description
The iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF tracks an index of US-listed firms selected and weighted to create a low-volatility portfolio subject to various constraints.
USMV FactSet Analytics Insight
USMV offers a minimum-volatility portfolio of US stocks at low total cost. The fund's index uses an optimization algorithm to build a "minimum variance" portfolio—one that considers correlation between stocks—rather than simply holding a basket of low-vol stocks like archrival SPLV. While USMV applies sector constraints in its optimizer, sector bets can be substantial, if unsurprising: The fund typically overweights defensive, dividend-paying sectors relative to our cap-weighted benchmark. USMV’s optimizer also aims to keep other risk factors marketlike as it dials back on volatility. The ETF takes substantially less risk than the market portfolio as shown by low beta. USMV charges a low fee, tracks its index well, and trades briskly.
USMV MSCI ESG Fund metrics Insight
The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of August 16, 2017 the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 4.85 out of 10.
The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. USMV ranks in the 37th percentile within its peer group and in the 31st percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.
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USMV FactSet Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of USMV. USMV is rated a 5 out of 5.