iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index Fund ETFFund
- Change 0.24 (0.4%)
- Volume 0.21 M
4:00 PM EDT May 17, 2013
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- Assets $2,126.8M
- Expense Ratio 0.25%
- Yield 1.22%
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Global Equity ETF
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks to track the performance of the MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index.
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04-14-2013 07:18 AM by Tom Lydon
Emerging market equities have been underperforming developed economies this year, but low-volatility ETFs have been holding up better in this notoriously risky asset class. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) is down 5.1% year-to-date, whereas the S&P 500...
03-24-2013 06:31 AM by Tom Lydon
Low-volatility ETFs have been a hit with investors and could make even more sense for emerging markets, which are known for their higher risk and jarring price swings. With the growing interest for managing risk, investors may consider low-volatility emerging market strategies...
03-13-2013 06:32 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors are still battle-scarred from suffering through two brutal market pullbacks since 2000. They can't seem to shake off the dot-com bust and subprime meltdown despite SDPR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA) breaking out to record highs. That's a big reason...
03-04-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds that track stocks with low volatility have been a popular holding during these turbulent times, with iShares recently announcing that its line of minimum volatility ETFs gathered over $4 billion in assets. The iShares suite of low-volatility ETFs cover br...
02-13-2013 02:10 PM by Tom Lydon
Low-volatility emerging market exchange traded funds have caught investors' attention as a way to get exposure to this notoriously capricious asset class. Specific country allocation is important when considering these funds, since the ETF portfolios can look different dependi...
01-23-2013 06:15 AM by Tom Lydon
Many investors are scrambling for yield in a low-rate market for bonds and the Federal Reserve seems committed to keeping it that way. There are ETFs that can provide exposure to income-generating sectors with low costs and liquidity. However, investors just need to be careful...
01-08-2013 08:01 AM by Tom Lydon
Adding onto the growing interest for low-volatility exchange traded fund strategies, Invesco PowerShares is planning two more low-volatility products that slice into the U.S. equity market. According to a recent SEC filing, PowerShares is working on the PowerShares S&P 400...
12-12-2012 08:37 AM by Tom Lydon
Dealing with uncertainty is just part of the game when it comes to investing. Nothing is ever clear when it comes to the future. However, the looming fiscal cliff deadline really has investors on edge. Investors who are skeptical a deal can be reached between the Obama Adminis...
11-02-2012 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
A lot of people are stuck in their traditional stock and bond asset split, but with exchange traded fund products, investors can diversify and expand on traditional allocations to augment their current income. Low-volatility and dividend ETFs are attractive options for yield. ...
10-24-2012 09:20 AM by Tom Lydon
The market has seen some big swings in recent days and volatility could ratchet higher in the coming weeks as the U.S. Presidential election is around the corner and the fiscal cliff is on investors' minds. As third-quarter earnings reports have been dull, investors should consid...
10-21-2012 07:16 AM by Tom Lydon
With much of the developed world still eking out paltry growth rates, developing economies look like attractive investment opportunities. While there are those that may be turned away by the riskier nature of the emerging markets, investors can consider low-volatility exchange tr...
09-26-2012 05:53 AM by Tom Lydon
Low-volatility exchange traded funds have garnered a lot of attention after investors were burned by the wild market swings in recent years. Joining in on the party, State Street Global Advisors plans to launch its own set of actively managed, low-volatility ETFs. According to...
08-22-2012 07:24 AM by Tom Lydon
Low-volatility exchange traded funds offer investors the opportunity to track securities that mitigate the potential swings that would eat away returns during quick market corrections. While one low-volatility fund has attracted the lion's share of assets in this sub-segment, inv...
08-06-2012 08:13 AM by Tom Lydon
Low-volatility exchange traded funds have given investors good risk-adjusted returns over the past year. Some investors are using these ETFs as core holdings, but it's important to understand how they work and the differences between the competing products. "Why have low-volat...
08-01-2012 02:31 PM by Tom Lydon
Tired of the market's twists and turns on lingering debt concerns, investors are looking to low-volatility exchange traded funds that promise to provide stable returns, even over periods of wild market swings. Wednesday's market provides a good example of the volatility that i...
05-02-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
After the wild market oscillations in 2011, many investors have become guarded in their equities allocations. Meanwhile, exchange traded funds that track the "low volatility" theme have made their way into the markets, providing investors a more cautious position to global stocks...
04-19-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Since the October 2011 lows, emerging market equities and stock exchange traded funds have made significant gains, but some areas are beginning to taper off. It may be time to selectively pick performing countries and cut out the rest. "Despite emerging markets' strong recent ...
02-22-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
With global growth, copious liquidity and low interest rates spurring riskier investment strategies, emerging market equities and exchange traded funds have been among the most attractive assets this year. "The main argument for investing in international equities is for diver...
10-21-2011 08:19 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded fund providers are introducing more ETFs designed for conservative investors who want to limit volatility in their portfolios. BlackRock's iShares this week listed four low-volatility ETFs. "The new funds can help provide a portfolio with downside protection w...
Number of Holdings: 210
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|Semicon Compo-Intg Circu||2.2%|
|Diversified Finan Serv||1.5%|
|Real Estate Mgmnt/Servic||1.5%|
|Retail-Major Dept Store||1.1%|
Number of Holdings: 210
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|1.7%||BBCA||Bank Central Asia Tb...||Financial||265041360000000||Indonesia|
|1.5%||MAY||Malayan Banking Bhd||Financial||81037870000||Malaysia|
|1.5%||PBKF||Public Bank Bhd||Financial||57224730000||Malaysia|
|1.5%||CPALLr||CP ALL PCL||Consumer Cyclical||372798720000||Thailand|
|1.4%||UNVR||Unilever Indonesia T...||Consumer Non-cyclical||197616992000000||Indonesia|
|1.4%||Taiwan Mobile Co Ltd||Communications||376291630000||China|
|1.3%||Chunghwa Telecom Co ...||Communications||738508940000||China|
|1.3%||APN||Aspen Pharmacare Hol...||Consumer Non-cyclical||97068320000||South Africa|
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