SPLV : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 13 Wild ETF Charts from 2013

    January 7, 2014
    2013 was largely dominated by a relentless bull market that saw the S&P 500 notch a gain of more than 30%, its best year ...
  2. Is It Time For Low Volatility Funds?

    October 14, 2013
    The recent government shutdown, potential debt ceiling breach as well as dour global economic news has once again caused ...
  3. VelocityShares Rolls Out Risk-Weighted ETF (ERW)

    August 1, 2013
    Stocks responded with a last hour sell-off to yesterday’s FOMC announcement, yet again signaling uncertainty about ...
  4. Rising 10-Year Yields Could Crush Popular Dividend ETFs

    June 21, 2013
    Seduced by backward-looking dividend increase streaks, investors have fallen in love with dividend ETFs such as the Vanguard ...
  5. Schwab Expands Commission-Free ETF Program - ETF News And Commentary

    February 7, 2013
    Over the past few years, brokerage firms have greatly expanded their lineups of commission-free ETFs. These programs allow ...
  6. ETFs Then And Now

    December 19, 2012
    As the calendars get ready to flip to 2013, another chapter in the relatively short history of ETFs will be written. Next ...
  7. PowerShares Rolls Out Hedged S&P 500 ETF (PHDG)

    December 7, 2012
    Stocks continue to drift sideways with an upward bias as cautious optimism surrounding the looming “fiscal cliff” has proven ...
  8. PowerShares Adds High Dividend ETF

    October 19, 2012
    PowerShares, the issuer behind the ultra-popular S&P Low Volatility ETF (SPLV), announced this week the launch of another ...
  9. RBS Launches New Trend-Following ETF - ETF News And Commentary

    September 7, 2012
    Although the ETF industry has experienced some growing pains in recent weeks thanks to a number of closures, the space is ...
  10. First Trust Debuts “Tail Hedge” S&P 500 ETF (VIXH)

    August 31, 2012
    First Trust announced this week the launch of a new ETF that will combine exposure to one of the world’s most widely-followed ...
  11. Is It Time For an Equal Weight ETF? - ETF News And Commentary

    August 17, 2012
    Financial markets today are marked with uncertainties arising on account of weak economic conditions around the globe. Thanks ...
  12. Four Easy Ways to Play Beta and Volatility with ETFs - ETF News ...

    June 27, 2012
    Volatility in the equity market in recent years resulted in investors becoming overly vigilant while constructing their portfolios. ...
  13. Three ETF Charts That Sum Up 2012

    June 21, 2012
    With the first half of 2012 coming to a close, investors find themselves perhaps only partially through a rocky roller coaster ...
  14. 2011's Most Innovative ETFs

    December 30, 2011
    The ETF industry experienced tremendous growth throughout 2011, and many issuers added new and exciting products to the mix. ...
  15. The Best New ETFs Of 2011

    December 27, 2011
    There were almost 300 new exchange-traded funds this year. Find out which new ETFs performed best in 2011.
  16. Seasick? Try A Low Volatility Fund

    November 2, 2011
    The market’s recent ups and downs have been stomach churning. Low volatility funds can help smooth out the ride.
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    Atlanta housing prices are up from last year, but they're still lower than the national median. ...
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