ETF investors can also take the low volatility theme to broader overseas markets. For example, the PowerShares S&P International Developed Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSEArca: IDLV) and iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility ETF (NYSEArca: EFAV) provide a low-volatile option for developed overseas markets. [Slow And Steady: ETF Strategies for a Volatile Market]
Additionally, investors can target emerging market exposure through the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility ETF (NYSEArca: EEMV) and PowerShares S&P Emerging Markets Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSEArca: EELV).
However, potential investors should be aware that since these ETFs focus on more slow and stable companies, the low volatility strategy may underperform more growth-oriented stocks in an extended bullish rally.
For more information on ways to diminish portfolio volatility, visit our low-volatility ETFs category.
Max Chen contributed to this article.