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iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index Fund ETFFund



  • Change -0.07 (-0.1%)
  • Volume 0.74 M

4:00 PM EDT Apr 29, 2016
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  • Assets $3,081.9M
  • Expense Ratio 0.20%
  • Yield 2.40%
  • Vs 50 Day EMA %
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Global Equity ETF

iShares MSCI EAFE 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 developed market equities that in the aggregate have lower volatility characteristics relative to the broader developed equity markets excluding the U.S. and Canada.

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Last Close Volume
791,262 -7.0%
Trend on Last Close
50 DAY 67.22 67.20 0.0% 03-16-2015
200 DAY 67.22 64.95 3.5% 01-15-2015
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  • The Rise of Low Volatility ETFs

    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...

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  • How To Approach A Volatile Global Marketplace

    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...

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  • Slow And Steady: ETF Strategies for a Volatile Market

    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...

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  • ETFs to Track Markets in a Volatile Environment

    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...

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  • ETFs to Play the Market During More Volatile Conditions

    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...

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  • iShares Minimum Volatility ETFs top $10 Billion in Assets

    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...

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  • International ETFs are Really Lagging U.S. Peers

    12-10-2014 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Many market observers and pundits have been saying for a while now that the U.S. equity market is the place to be. Returns prove as much. Though Tuesday was just one day, forty-one of the 105 exchange traded funds that hit new 52-week lows yesterday were global or internationa...

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  • The Advantages of Steady Low Volatility ETFs

    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...

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  • iShares to Boost Global Low Vol ETF Lineup

    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...

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  • Get Defensive with Low Volatility ETFs

    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&...

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  • Learning to Love Low Vol ETFs…Again

    02-11-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    In what was buoyant market environment in 2013, low volatility exchange traded funds, not surprisingly, lagged the S&P 500. When animal spirits are high, ETFs heavy on consumer staples, health care and utilities names have the potential to trail the broader market. That wa...

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  • Low Volatility ETFs on a Global Scale

    01-28-2014 02:50 PM by Todd Shriber

    U.S. and international equity markets have started 2014 in turbulent fashion. Against the backdrop of stretched valuations in the U.S., other developed markets not yet duplicating last year's bullishness and a staggering emerging markets sell-off, low volatility exchange trade...

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  • Big Developed Markets ETF Looks to Reclaim Old Highs

    01-13-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With over $52.1 billion in assets under management, the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEArca: EFA) is now the third-largest U.S.-listed ETF. EFA's underlying index, the MSCI EAFE Index, is also one of the most widely followed developed markets indices in the world. Suffice to say w...

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  • Some Global Low Vol ETFs Worked in 2013

    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...

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  • Winning: High Beta ETFs

    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...

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  • Low-Volatility ETFs Remain Popular with Risk-Averse Investors

    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...

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  • Low-Volatility ETFs Still Hot Despite Collapsing VIX

    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...

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  • Low-Volatility ETFs are Raking In Cash

    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...

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  • Where to Find Yield in ETFs with Less Risk

    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...

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  • Low-Volatility ETFs: The New Safe Haven

    11-26-2012 08:22 AM by Tom Lydon

    Low-volatility stocks and exchange traded funds appear to be the new safe havens for those investors who are risk-averse but still want some exposure to equities. Stocks that tout prices which have fluctuated the least in the past are attracting nervous investors during this time...

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  • Low-Volatility and Dividend ETFs for Yield

    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. ...

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  • State Street Planning Actively Managed Low-Volatility ETFs

    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...

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  • International Developed Markets ETFs: Beyond MSCI EAFE

    09-18-2012 09:41 AM by Tom Lydon

    International ETFs are one way to diversify a portfolio of U.S. stocks. Most investors gravitate to ETFs tracking the MSCI EAFE Index, the well-established benchmark for international developed markets. However, there are many ways to carve up non-U.S. stocks that are worthy o...

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  • Some Overlooked Low-Volatility ETFs

    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...

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  • Using Low-Volatility ETFs to Endure Market Swings

    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...

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  • BlackRock Lists Four Low-Volatility ETFs

    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...

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