iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index Fund ETFFund
- Change -1.07 (-2.1%)
- Volume 0.53 M
4:00 PM EDT May 3, 2016
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- Assets $2,469.7M
- Expense Ratio 0.25%
- Yield 2.40%
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Global Equity ETF
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of emerging market equities that in the aggregate have lower volatility characteristics relative to the broader emerging equity markets.
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12-04-2015 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon
A tumultuous year for the equities market has pushed more investors into low-volatility exchange traded fund strategies that try to diminish the swings. The BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) iShares minimum volatility suite has attracted $7 billion in net inflows this year and now hold ab...
10-27-2015 06:28 PM by Tom Lydon
Despite risks in some of the more volatile regions of the global markets, investors may want to position for further strength in emerging market exchange traded funds. Technical indicators indicate that positioning in emerging markets has turned more positive, according to a D...
10-16-2015 04:29 PM by Tom Lydon
Without a definitive monetary tightening plan from the Federal Reserve, we could be in for increased financial market volatility. Nevertheless, investors can still gain exposure to the upward moves in equities and limit the swings through low-volatility exchange traded fund strat...
10-08-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Emerging markets exchange traded funds have not inspired much confidence among investors this year, leaving market participants to search for "less bad" instead of "truly exceptional." One way of accessing less bad among emerging markets ETFs is to take the reduced volatility ...
09-30-2015 04:39 PM by Tom Lydon
We have been sitting through some wild market swings. However, investors can help dampen portfolio gyrations with low-volatility exchange traded funds strategies. "We believe the combination of slower global growth, uncertainty as to the Fed's future path and less benign credi...
09-10-2015 03:15 PM by Tom Lydon
The markets have experienced a spike in volatility and some believe we are in for more wild swings ahead. Investors, though, can utilize low-volatility exchange traded fund strategies to ride out the any further bumps in the equities market. Volatility is the new norm for fina...
07-13-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon
With the sudden bout of volatility shaking up the markets from its listless first half, more conservative investors may consider exchange traded funds that track a low-volatility strategy. Market watchers argue that investors should get use to stock volatility as it is here to...
06-02-2015 02:37 PM by Todd Shriber
Exchange traded funds continued their breakneck pace of asset gathering in May, adding $18.3 billion in new capital as investors shuffled into international funds. "Global ETP flows of $18.3bn were concentrated in developed market EAFE equities and Japan funds. Europe and U.S....
05-22-2015 01:15 PM by Todd Shriber
As recently as the first quarter, investors were scurrying out of emerging markets exchange traded funds, pulling $1 billion from ETFs tracking stocks in developing economies. That after two emerging markets ETFs – the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) and the Wis...
05-22-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors seeking to spice up their investment portfolios should consider adding in an emerging market exchange traded fund into the mix after the area largely underperformed developed countries over the past few years. "On a reversion-to-the-mean basis, emerging-markets equit...
05-18-2015 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber
One of 2015's more prominent exchange traded funds trades has been the resurgence of emerging markets funds. Year-to-date, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM), the two largest emerging markets ETFs by...
05-11-2015 12:08 PM by Todd Shriber
MSCI (NYSE: MSCI) continues bolstering its status as one of the premier providers of indexes for use by exchange traded providers as combined assets under management for ETFs benchmarking to MSCI indexes jumped 12% to a record $418 billion in the first quarter. Share of MSCI a...
02-09-2015 01:30 PM by Tom Lydon
Amid turbulent market conditions to start 2015, investors have favored low and minimum volatility exchange traded funds for equity allocations and that has been a boon for the major issues of these ETFs. On Monday, BlackRock's (NYSE: BLK) iShares unit, the world's largest issu...
01-26-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
For years, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) was the most widely recognized and largest emerging markets exchange traded fund. Home to $32.2 billion in assets under management, EEM is still one of the largest ETFs on the market and it is the second-largest ...
11-06-2014 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Much to the active investor's chagrin, the least risky stocks on the market tend to outperform riskier picks. Consequently, investors may be better off sticking to a low-volatility index-based exchange traded fund. From 1970 to 2011, fund manager GMO found that the top 25% of ...
10-23-2014 02:36 PM by Todd Shriber
Even with a five-day winning streak for U.S. stocks, October has lived up to its reputation as one of the most volatile months of the year. That much is proven by the S&P 500 entering Thursday with a 1% loss for the month and needing today's epic gains to turn positive for Oc...
09-25-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
While low-volatility exchange traded funds may not outperform in a strong bull rally over the short-term, the strategy's ability to hedge downside risk may be worth it over the long run. "If you have a client who when the market is up 30% one year and you're only up 20% and th...
06-12-2014 04:58 PM by Tom Lydon
Tom Lydon appeared on FOX Business Thursday to discuss opportunities with emerging markets exchange traded funds, including the advantages of dividend-based and low volatility strategies found in ETFs such as the WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund (NYSEArca: DEM) and ...
06-05-2014 11:41 AM by Tom Lydon
BlackRock's (NYSE: BLK) iShares unit, the world's largest issuer of exchange traded funds, today added to its lineup of low volatility ETFs with the introduction of three global funds. The new ETFs are the iShares MSCI Europe Minimum Volatility ETF (NYSEArca: EUMV), the iShare...
06-04-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
BlackRock's (NYSE: BLK) iShares unit, the world's largest issuer of exchange traded funds, will add to its lineup of low volatility ETFs Thursday with the introduction of three new funds. All three new ETFs will trade on the New York Stock Exchange. The new ETFs are the iShare...
05-28-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Investors that have a once bitten twice shy view of emerging markets exchange traded funds still have reasons to consider developing economies. Recent strength in the emerging markets complex confirms as much. Over the past 90 days, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE...
04-16-2014 02:43 PM by Tom Lydon
Investors who want exposure to emerging markets while avoiding elevated volatility can evaluate low-volatility exchange traded fund options. For example, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility ETF (NYSEArca: EEMV) and PowerShares S&P Emerging Markets Low Vola...
04-13-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
In an attempt to mitigate market swings, investors can take a look at exchange traded funds that focus on low-volatility stocks, but don't expect these to strategies to outperform the broader markets during bull runs. The two largest low-volatility ETFs, the PowerShares S&...
02-19-2014 01:53 PM by Todd Shriber
When it comes to equity-based volatility exchange traded funds, it is the "low vol" variety that command most of the attention and assets. The PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSEArca: SPLV) and the iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF (NYSEArca: USMV) hav...
02-14-2014 01:46 PM by Todd Shriber
It probably will not be remembered as fondly as the March 9, 2009 market bottom, but for now, Feb. 3 stands as this year's bottom for emerging markets exchange traded funds. Since that day, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and the iShares MSCI Emerging Ma...
01-27-2014 02:30 PM by Todd Shriber
The iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (NYSEArca: EZA) is off another 1.4% Monday on volume that is nearly 50% above the daily average at this writing. Monday's tumble is more than enough to extend EZA's woes. Those woes have EZA sitting as not only one of the worst emerging market...
12-24-2013 11:18 AM by Tom Lydon
One takeaway from this year's emerging markets sell-off is that investors need to be ultra-selective when evaluating exchange traded funds that hold developing world equities. Following the second-quarter spike in Treasury yields that exposed emerging markets saddled with heav...
12-23-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber
With last week's surge, the S&P 500 is now higher by 30.1% this year. Not surprisingly, low volatility exchange traded funds have not been able to keep pace. The average 2013 gain for the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSEArca: SPLV) and the iShares MSC...
12-16-2013 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As U.S. stocks have soared in 2013, one of last year's most popular trends in the exchange traded funds world has taken some lumps. Low volatility ETFs, though not surprisingly, have lagged the S&P 500. While the S&P 500 is up almost 27% year-to-date, the PowerShares S...
12-13-2013 01:57 PM by Todd Shriber
The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO) and the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM), the two largest emerging markets ETFs by assets, are down an average of 7.1% this year. In another sign that intelligent indexing can work for ETF investors, those...
11-27-2013 08:15 AM by Dodd Kittsley -- iShares
Emerging market equity ETFs have had outflows of $4.3 billion for the month of November so far. Outflows total $9.4 billion year-to-date. What we're seeing here is that investors are very concerned about a potential tapering by the Federal Reserve in the near term. As a resul...
11-27-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors still like low volatility exchange traded funds. Combine inflows of about $1.52 billion this year to the iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF (NYSEArca: USMV) and the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSEArca: SPLV) say as much. It is also hard t...
05-24-2013 07:18 AM by Tom Lydon
High-risk, high-return equities have been on a hot streak, outpacing the big, boring dividend payers in the current market rally. However, looking at risk-adjusted returns, low-volatility stock exchange traded funds could outperform in the long run. "In nearly every market stu...
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...