USMV : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Smart Beta Factor Investing: What Are the Most Popular Funds? ...

    September 20, 2016
    Smart beta ETFs allow an investor to focus on specific factors. Here are some of the most popular smart beta ETF vehicles. ...
  2. The Best of iShares' Smart Beta ETFs (DVY, USMV)

    September 19, 2016
    BlackRock's iShares offers some of the highest-rated smart beta ETFs around.
  3. USMV vs. FVD: Comparing Smart Beta Funds

    September 16, 2016
    A comparison between two smart beta ETFs, the iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF and the First Trust Value Line Dividend ...
  4. Investopedia's Guide to Smart Beta ETF Investing

    September 8, 2016
    Smart Beta may be one of those financial terms that raises the ire of many market participants, but its success in spawning ...
  5. A Look Inside the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (USMV, GIS)

    July 8, 2016
    The USMV, which has $14.8 trillion in net assets, is designed to not only track the investment results of U.S.-based equities ...
  6. Dotcom vs. Today: 3 Reasons Why U.S. Equities Are More Dangerous

    July 4, 2016
    Explore the factors that make the end of the current bull market more dangerous than the dotcom bubble, and why investors ...
  7. Why Low-Volatility ETFs Are Getting Expensive (SPY, SPLV)

    June 11, 2016
    Learn about the growth of low-volatility ETFs, discover why they are getting more expensive and explore comparisons between ...
  8. U.S. ETFs Reached Record Inflow (AGG, GLD)

    June 10, 2016
    Find out about the record exchange-traded fund inflows year to date in 2016, what is driving them and where they are the ...
  9. These ETFs Had the Biggest Inflows in May (VTV)

    June 7, 2016
    Following the money would lead you to these ETFs, which had the biggest inflows in May.
  10. Smart Beta: Are Low-Volatility ETFs Short-Sighted? (USMV, SPLV)

    June 6, 2016
    Discover how smart beta low-volatility exchange-traded funds can help you avoid many of the risks involved with investing.
  11. Inverse ETFs See Big Inflows

    May 17, 2016
    Inverse ETF inflows are about to surpass long leveraged ETF inflows. Does this hint at a bear market or should a contrarian ...
  12. 2 Low Volatility ETFs That Keep Winning

    May 9, 2016
    While the market bounces up and down, these two low-volatility ETFs keep delivering for investors.
  13. Investors Favoring Low-Beta ETFs (SPY,VOO,USMV)

    May 9, 2016
    Investors are moving heavily into low-beta ETFs, seeking long exposure with resiliency and minimized volatility.
  14. 3 Reasons a Smart Beta ETF Should Be in Your 401(k) (FV, QDF)

    April 21, 2016
    Find out the 3 best strategies for putting a smart beta ETF into your 401(k), if you are looking to take low risks with your ...
  15. iShares in Top Spot for Fastest Growing ETFs (BLK, IGG)

    April 14, 2016
    Discover seven of the fastest-growing funds in the iShares family of ETFs, all ranking among the industry's 10 fastest-growing ...
  16. The 3 Fastest Growing iShares ETFs (AGG, IEFA)

    April 7, 2016
    Take a closer look at three of the fastest growing exchange-traded funds in the world, and learn more about the investment ...
  17. The True Costs of a Smart Beta ETF (IVV, USMV)

    April 5, 2016
    Consider smart beta ETFs, which can provide superior risk-adjusted returns, but also carry numerous costs and potential pitfalls.
  18. 3 ETF Strategies for Growth in the US for 2016 (SCHB, USMV)

    January 6, 2016
    Learn about the factors and events that could impact U.S. stock returns for 2016 and three ETFs that should be considered ...
  19. USMV: iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF

    December 15, 2015
    Learn about the iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility exchange-traded fund, which invests in low-volatility equities traded ...
  20. The Best ETFs for Today's Volatile Market

    July 15, 2015
    Volatility is back with a vengeance. Here's how to smooth the path for your portfolio.
  21. Top 7 ETFs Designed for Retirement Income

    May 22, 2015
    These seven ETFs offer several advantages over traditional ETFs, especially for investors seeking retirement income.
  22. This Low-Volatility ETF Deserves Your Attention

    February 13, 2015
    When uncertainty enters the market, investors seek out safety. Instead of blue chips, stable currencies, precious metals ...
  23. 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 ...