Powershares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETFFund
- Change 0.21 (0.6%)
- Volume 2.42 M
4:00 PM EDT May 17, 2013
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- Assets $5,165.5M
- Expense Ratio 0.25%
- Yield 2.64%
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US Equity ETF
PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks results that correspond (before fees and expenses) generally to the price and yield of the S&P 500 Low Volatility Index the 'Underlying Index').
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04-18-2013 06:23 AM by Tom Lydon
Market volatility in the wake of the financial crisis has damaged the psyche of average investor. Consequently, the exchange traded fund industry has seen heavy interest in low-volatility investment strategies that try to smooth out the swings. Low-volatility ETFs have seen st...
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...
03-01-2013 06:25 AM by Tom Lydon
Low-volatility exchange traded funds have been the new favorite among investors since they allow exposure to the upside while limiting risk. There are risks that come with every investment tool and corner of the market, and low-volatility ETFs are no exception. Most low-volati...
02-27-2013 01:35 PM by Tom Lydon
Low-volatility exchange traded funds managed to gain $4.6 billion in new inflows last year and are showing no sign of slowing down. Stock market volatility has been lower in recent months, but investors are still weary and ready for any market uncertainty as the sequestration dea...
02-13-2013 04:39 PM by Tom Lydon
After years of sharp market turns, investors have grown wary of volatility, investing in broad low-volatility exchange traded funds. Now, PowerShares is expanding its line of low-volatility ETFs with one that focuses on mid-cap stocks and another on small-caps. According to a ...
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...
01-09-2013 12:45 PM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded fund industry assets are at about $1.3 trillion, with about 88% of this concentrated among the top four providers. BlackRock iShares, Vanguard, PowerShares and State Street Global Advisors are considered the largest ETF providers, with Market Vectors and WisdomTre...
01-08-2013 11:05 AM by Tom Lydon
The exchange traded fund industry continues to innovate and evolve. Strategies have emerged to help investors cope with market uncertainty while other products have dissolved due to lack of investor interest. "In this country, we like 'new and improved,' but in the world of in...
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...
12-28-2012 06:10 AM by Tom Lydon
The string of financial crises in recent years has been etched on the market's psyche. As a way to mitigate oscillations in their portfolios, investors are turning to a number of low-volatility exchange traded fund options to hedge against potential risks down the road. Low-vo...
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...
11-26-2012 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...
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...
10-12-2012 09:31 AM by Tom Lydon
As investors continue to seek ways to diminish the effects of volatility on their investment portfolios, low-volatility and dividend focused exchange traded funds have both attracted greater attention. "I'd [say] there are some similarities between high dividend strategies and...
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...
09-24-2012 04:25 PM by Tom Lydon
The exchange traded fund landscape is changing. We are no longer in the first inning, but rather in the middle stages of the industry's growth. On a recent Ignites webcast, myself and Shundrawn Thomas, managing director and global head of ETFs at Northern Trust, the provider b...
09-18-2012 12:41 PM by Jason Stoneberg - Invesco PowerShares
Low-volatility ETFs debuted in 2011 with the launch of the PowerShares S&P 500® Low Volatility ETF (SPLV). Many other ETFs have launched with variations on the low volatility strategy but SPLV has attracted the vast majority of assets with over $2.3 billion in AUM.1 In this a...
09-11-2012 02:20 PM by Tom Lydon
Dividend-focused exchange traded funds have been all the rage as concern over market volatility and low yields in the bond markets pushed investors to the equities side for income. For instance, the iShares High Dividend Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HDV) has gathered almost $2.1 bil...
08-29-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Despite the diminished volatility in the equities markets and the growing complacency in the current rally, wary investors have sought out alternative investment strategies, like low-volatility exchange traded funds, to hedge potential risks. With the Knight algorithm induced ...
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...
08-09-2012 11:58 AM by Tom Lydon
Click here to listen. I do the "ETF of the Week" for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe's MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. This Thursday, I focused on the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Po...
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...
07-31-2012 02:43 PM by Tom Lydon
As exchange traded fund launches keep rolling out, S&P Capital IQ researched some of the latest. ETFs that are 3-years-old and under have less track record for investors to check performance against, but the following funds have decent numbers to convince discerning investors...
07-18-2012 06:40 AM by Tom Lydon
With all the major investment styles and strategies covered, new fund providers are getting creative in their exchange traded fund offerings. Setting itself apart from the established sponsors, QuantShares came out with a line of "market-neutral" long/short ETFs for defensive inv...
07-12-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded fund providers can be a good place for investors to gather research and knowledge about various funds. It can be just as powerful to look under the hood of an ETF provider as it is to look under that of the fund. There are currently 4 fund providers that hold t...
07-03-2012 08:53 AM by John Spence
A treacherous market dominated by Europe's debt crisis has made a stock ETF designed to moderate risk one of the most successful recent launches as the fund has quickly gathered more than $2 billion in assets. PowerShares S&P Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSEArca: SPLV) is up...
06-21-2012 10:32 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
We typically look for interesting developments in the ETF world in terms of uncovered, unrecognized products, or compelling ETF options trading trends or even just money flows that are out of the ordinary in this column. In the past two sessions, a relative newcomer to the ETF...
06-20-2012 11:13 AM by John Spence
PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSEArca: SPLV) has been one of the most successful ETFs launched over the past year, gathering nearly $2 billion in a risky market that's seemingly tailor-made for its conservative strategy. SPLV has delivered a total return o...
05-22-2012 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Typically, safe and boring equities picks come with reduced risk and limited potential returns, but low-volatility exchange traded funds, which have gained a robust following after the large market swings last year, are proving that a fund may perform even with a conservative app...
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...
04-16-2012 11:10 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
In the middle of last week as the S&P 500 Index dipped below its 50 day moving average for the first time since last December, we noted heavy selling activity in a fund that is structured as a subset of the S&P 500 Index. PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfoli...
04-11-2012 12:58 PM by Tom Lydon
Low-volatility exchange traded funds gained investor attention at the end of last year. They were used as defensive positions amid the uncertainty of the Eurozone crisis and the weak U.S. economic outlook. Today, is a low-volatility strategy still valid? "Year-to-date through ...
04-10-2012 09:49 AM by John Spence
Low-volatility ETFs have become a popular choice with nervous investors who want stock market exposure with fewer ups and downs. However, these conservative funds may lag in a prolonged rally. "In a sustained bull market -- if you want to be invested in stocks at all -- you wo...
04-04-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
We are nearing that time when the age-old market adage "sell in May and go away" could come into play. With market volatility usually spiking to seasonal highs during the summer months, as witnessed over the past few years, investors may want to start thinking about safer equitie...
03-12-2012 10:08 AM by John Spence
A low-volatility ETF has grown to nearly $1.4 billion in under a year with inflows driven by nervous investors looking for conservative strategies to tiptoe back into the stock market. After suffering through the dot-com bust and the 2008 financial crisis within the span of a ...
03-05-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Low-volatility exchange traded funds have earned the spotlight in these uncertain economic times. These stocks and indices are known for mitigating risk when markets are seeing big swings. "Researchers have come up with several explanations as to why low-volatility stocks pos...
02-28-2012 09:38 AM by John Spence
Conservative investors who want to limit risk in their portfolios are taking a look at low-volatility ETFs. They need to understand how these funds will perform in various market climates and be aware of their concentration in certain sectors. "I wouldn't recommend anyone enga...
02-28-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (NYSEArca: SPLV) was one of the most successful new ETFs of 2011 in terms of gathering assets. The fund is designed for investors who want exposure to stocks but with a potentially smoother ride than major equity benchmarks. "Investo...
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...
02-13-2012 09:54 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Last week amid a swift and sudden surge in the CBOE Volatility Index or VIX, an exchange traded fund that targets "low volatility" equity names saw huge inflows. PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility (NYSEArca: SPLV) is based on a subset of the S&P 500, investing in 100 e...
01-19-2012 03:46 PM by Tom Lydon
The exchange traded fund business is picking up where it left off in 2011, ringing in the new year with a slew of new product launches. With most pure beta ETF indexing strategies filled out, fund providers are looking to expand into niche areas and other corners of the market...
01-17-2012 03:18 PM by John Spence
Exchange traded funds hitched to low-volatility indexes continue to be a popular trend in 2012 as more providers roll out ETFs with conservative equity strategies. However, investors need to do their homework and research the ETFs' tracking indexes because different approaches...
11-21-2011 04:04 PM by Tom Lydon
U.S. economic growth remains painfully slow as companies and individuals continue to deleverage in a so-called balance sheet recession after the 2008 credit crunch. Exchange traded fund investors should look for alternative investment options to help make the economic effects ...
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...
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...
09-27-2011 01:32 PM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds have attracted investors looking for yield and stability in volatile markets. However, they need to perform some due diligence and understand how these ETFs works and the potential risks. ETFs with a "dividend" appellation have more than doubled ...
09-07-2011 05:16 PM by Tom Lydon
Standard & Poor's says 2011 is shaping up to be the year of the exchange traded fund with more new ETFs launched in the first seven months of this year than in 2008 and 2009, combined. Through early August, 191 new exchange traded products were launched in 2011, with more ...
09-01-2011 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon
ETF Spotlight on PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility (NYSEArca: SPLV), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $235.5 million. Objective: The PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio fund tries to reflect the performance of the S&P 500 Low Volatility Index, which ...
07-08-2011 12:29 PM by Tom Lydon
Investors new to exchange traded funds can get lost in the sheer number of options, and fresh ETFs are listing on the market almost every day it seems. More ETF choices allow investors to shop around, but it takes time and research. Investment researcher Morningstar was out wi...
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...
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