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The red-hot low volatility investing sector gets two more ETFs with State Street launching...

The red-hot low volatility investing sector gets two more ETFs with State Street launching Thursday the SPDR Russell 1000 Low Vol. ETF (LGLV) and the SPDR Russell 2000 Low Vol. ETF (SMLV). The original low vol. ETF (SPLV) has outperformed the SPY by about 400 bps since its May 2011 inception. The sector ETFs have taken in $1.5B thus far in 2013, about 1/3 of the total for all 2012.
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  • Left Banker
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    I'm recently long SPLV and was thrilled to find out about it here. And I was looking for equivalents in other indices. Nice. I'll have to have a good look.
    19 Feb 2013, 03:46 PM Reply Like
  • JMHillPresley
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    Even "low-volatility" indexes aren't going to protect principal. Just how big is the market for these passive "low-volatility", anyway? Won't it just lead people toward elite active managers? As long as we can kick the Jack Bogles of the world to the curb, I'm good with it, I guess.
    20 Feb 2013, 11:02 AM Reply Like
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