15 Most Read ETF Articles of the Week (August 8-12)

Each day, ETFtrends.com publishes news, strategy and commentary on ETFs in the realms of Commodities, Currency, Equities and Smart-Beta to name a few.

Here’s a look at the Top 15 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on ETF Trends, Aug. 8-12, 2016.

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1. Frenzied Investor Demand for Minimum Volatility ETFs Continues

The frenzied investor demand for minimum volatility products continues to increase certain defensive sector valuations and has created opportunities in other S&P 500 sectors, which now appear undervalued on a relative basis.

2. 11 Sector ETFs for a Diversified Investment Portfolio

Investors who are just beginning to fill out their investments may gravitate toward name brand stocks that they are familiar with, but a sector exchange traded fund may be a better option to diversify a portfolio.

3. Shark Tank, Smart-Beta ETF Strategies to Smooth out the Ride

As the investment world braces for more uncertainty and market volatility, investors may consider smart-beta exchange traded fund strategies to limit drawdowns and potentially smooth out the ride.

4. Silver ETFs are at an Important Juncture

The iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) have set a torrid pace this year, but as the white metal continues notching upside, some traders are concerned about pullbacks.

5. As SEC Tinkers with Money Market Funds, Look to ETFs

In attempt to obviate another debacle in money market funds after the financial downturn, the Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to implement a round of new rules in mid-October that could change the way the $2.7 trillion industry works.

6. PEY: A Gem Among High Dividend ETFs

Over the long-term, high-quality dividend-paying stock exchange traded funds could produce outperforming results. The PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio (NYSEArca: PEY) is one ETF that can position investors for years of consistent, dependable dividends.

7. Avoiding the Bond Trap When Volatility Strikes

When stocks exhibit volatility, there is a tendency for investors to rush into traditional safe-haven assets such as bonds. Recently, this was again evidenced following the Brexit referendum vote, when the high demand for bonds further pushed bond prices up, and bond yields significantly lower.

8. Pros Bet on Gold ETF Rebound