PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta ETFFund
- Change -0.33 (-1.1%)
- Volume 0.03 M
1:15 PM EDT Apr 29, 2016
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- Assets $110.8M
- Expense Ratio 0.25%
- Yield 1.49%
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US Equity ETF
PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Port ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The ETF tracks the S&P 500 High Beta Index. The ETF holds large-cap stocks. Its investments are in stocks with the highest sensitivity to market movements. Constituents are weighted relative to their level of market sensitivity with each stock assigned a weight proportional to its beta.
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10-02-2015 01:15 PM by Gary Gordon
Three months ago to the day (6/30), I served up a list of reasons for lowering one's exposure to riskier assets. I discussed weakness in market internals where fewer and fewer corporate components of the Dow and S&P 500 had been propping up the popular U.S. benchmarks. I talk...
06-25-2015 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber
When it comes to exchange traded funds adhering to methodologies involving beta or volatility, it is the low volatility or minimum beta variety that investors, including the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSEArca: SPLV) and the iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatil...
04-16-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber
The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average are flirting with all-time highs. Major small-cap benchmarks, such as the Russell 2000 and S&P SmallCap 600, accomplished that feat yesterday while the Nasdaq Composite climbed back above 5,000. Investors needing further con...
02-12-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Cyclical stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds are pushing ahead while safer, low-beta areas begin to fall behind. For instance, the Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLK) rose 4.4%, Industrial Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLI) increased 3.3% and Materials Se...
08-13-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Many investors have embraced low volatility exchange traded funds. Case and point: The PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSEArca: SPLV) is just over three years old and is a $4.53 billion fund. While SPLV and the rival iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF (...
03-19-2014 02:54 PM by Tom Lydon
The so-called smart-beta indexing methodology is gaining traction among the exchange traded fund investment community. But what exactly are smart-beta index ETFs? Smart-beta ETFs are loosely defined as ETFs that employ an active investment strategy based on a broad index. Thes...
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...
01-24-2014 07:45 AM by Todd Shriber
Although so-called fundamental, intelligently indexed or smart beta exchange traded funds have been around for, in some cases, seven years or more, 2013 will go down as the year that these funds really captured their place in the ETF conversation. Statistics prove as much. Las...
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...
12-11-2013 12:27 PM by Tom Lydon
It is not a stretch to say that 2013 has been the year of "intelligent indexing" or "smart beta" strategies gaining prominence in the exchange traded funds industry. The growth of smart beta ETFs may just be getting started as institutional investors plan to boost their usage...
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...
03-22-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Low-volatility ETFs have been extremely popular with risk-averse investors who want to dip a toe back into the stock market. But what about their mirror image, high-beta ETFs? After years of holding back, investing in fixed-income assets for safety and yield, investors are now...
02-23-2012 03:58 PM by Tom Lydon
Invesco PowerShares plans to expand its lineup of so-called high-beta ETFs with two new funds expected to list Friday. The ETFs are designed to invest in the market's more volatile stocks, which introduces risk. The pair will give investors high-beta strategies for emerging an...
11-10-2011 11:18 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Back in early July we featured two unique exchange traded fund products that were just starting to gather some momentum, PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio (NYSEArca: SPHB) and PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSEArca: SPLV). [ETF Chart of the Day] W...
07-05-2011 02:30 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Recently we noted a pickup in trading volume in two specialized S&P 500 exchange traded fund products that were launched by Invesco PowerShares in late spring. PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio (NYSEArca: SPHB) is an ETF based on a subset of the S&P 500, owni...
05-10-2011 06:55 AM by Tom Lydon
PowerShares has launched new low volatility and high beta exchange traded funds (ETFs) that help investors manage risk. PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSEArca: SPLV) and the PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio (NYSEArca: SPHB) just hit the market wi...