Some Overlooked Low-Volatility ETFs

August 23, 2012


When it comes to low-volatility strategies, the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (NYSEArca: SPLV) is one of the most popular funds in the market today, but investors should take time to look around a bit further if they don’t want to miss out on growth opportunities elsewhere, according to an article on ETF Trends.

These lesser-known ETFs may provide a bigger 30-day yield than SPLV’s 2.94 percent while doing just as good a job at protecting a portfolio from wide market swings:

  • EGShares Low Volatility Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: HILO) – 5.38 percent yield
  • iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund (NYSEArca: ACWV) – 3.87 percent yield
  • iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index Fund (NYSEArca: EEMV) – 2.48 percent yield
  • iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index Fund (NYSEArca: EFAV) – 6.88 percent yield
  • iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund (NYSEArca: USMV) – 2.48 percent yield
  • PowerShares S&P Emerging Markets Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSEArca: EELV) – 2.54 percent yield
  • PowerShares S&P International Developed Low Volatility (NYSEArca: IDLV) – 3.01 percent yield


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