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  • dynamic-smart-beta-etf-for-shifting-market-environments A Dynamic Smart Beta ETF for Shifting Market Environments
    Elkhorn Investments is rolling out a smart beta exchange traded fund that shifts from a low volatility to high beta strategy as a way to help investors adapt to changing …
  • look-to-a-high-beta-etf-strategy-for-a-risk-on-environment-1_opt_opt Look to a High Beta ETF Strategy for a Risk-On Environment
    The U.S. economy is steadily improving and market observers expect improved company earnings. Consequently, investors may consider exchange traded funds that track high beta stocks for a more risk-on environment …
  • What the 3rd Quarter Tells Us About The Stock Market In October
    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 …
  • An ETF With Stealthy Rising Rates Advantages
    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 …
  • High Beta ETF Confirms Increased Risk Appetite
    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 …
  • High-Beta Stock ETFs’ Time to Shine
    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 …
  • Have it Both Ways With Volatility ETFs
    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 …
  • Getting a Handle on Smart-Beta ETFs
    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 …
  • The Other Side of Volatility ETFs
    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 …
  • Bright Future Seen for Smart Beta ETFs
    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 …
  • Low Vol ETFs Take Their Lumps
    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, …
  • Institutions to Ratchet up Use of Smart Beta ETFs
    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 …
  • Winning: High Beta ETFs
    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 …
  • High-Beta or Low-Volatility ETFs?
    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 …
  • New ETFs Track Higher-Volatility International Stocks
    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 …
  • ETF Chart of the Day: Low Volatility, High Beta
    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 …
  • ETF Chart of the Day: PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility (SPLV)
    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 …
  • New Beta, Volatility ETFs from PowerShares
    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 …
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