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Safe havens are offering little more than wealth protection (if that), and if you were thinking...

Safe havens are offering little more than wealth protection (if that), and if you were thinking of dividend stocks, they may have a long way down to go yet. What about getting off the coaster? Over the past two months, S&P's Low Volatility Index lost just 1.1% vs. the overall market's 9.8% decline, and it's holding up over longer periods too (+80% over the past 10 years). New low-volatility ETFs: SPLV, LVOL, LBTA, SLVY, SLBT, BTAL.
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  • untrusting investor
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    Interesting idea. Probably worth taking a look at.
    1 Oct 2011, 12:36 PM Reply Like
  • cynic2011
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    The time to have reduced volatility was back in late 2010/early 2011l. Now,with the world ending and the market down,it's time to increase volatility. but that's a contrarian view,and as we know, contrarians are always wrong.
    1 Oct 2011, 01:15 PM Reply Like
  • laogao
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    Are there any triple-leveraged Low Volatility ETFs out there?
    1 Oct 2011, 10:56 PM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    TVIX
    1 Oct 2011, 01:49 PM Reply Like
  • inquisitivemind7
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    TVIX up to 200 within a yr from now, easily. maybe 300+
    1 Oct 2011, 02:57 PM Reply Like
  • XGOPTO
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    Will check this list, interesting, and will check. However at this point, with the situation in the U.S. (uncontrollable deficits), and Europe (Hopeless souverin debt), further investment in equities seems a bit risky.
    1 Oct 2011, 02:27 PM Reply Like
  • TruffelPig
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    One reinvests dividends - you can't reinvest volatility etc.
    1 Oct 2011, 03:10 PM Reply Like
  • Hendershott
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    We also have the option of just staying out of the market. Even less volatility.
    1 Oct 2011, 11:16 PM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    True, cash is a position too, just like Doggie style, which one can experience from the receiving end, by remaining both long and unhedged in this market.
    1 Oct 2011, 11:33 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    Example of the holdings of SPLV:

     

    Energy utilities (SO), (ED), (DUK), Coca Cola, McDonald's, Proctor and Gamble, Walmart...
    2 Oct 2011, 08:54 AM Reply Like
  • Enpassant
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    Market emotion makes trades less certain. Low vol plays could be portfolio linkage plays that overall make sense a la pairs trades. TVIX does not have l-t leveraged holding issues?
    2 Oct 2011, 09:18 AM Reply Like
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