Last week I introduced ETFs that offer some hope to turbulence-scarred equity investors. It really is possible to reduce volatility, and the amount of return we have to sacrifice may not be nearly as much as theorists would lead you to …
Nobody knows how the stock market is going to perform in the short term so we shouldn’t worry about it. On the other hand, long term profit is more predictable. Historically, stocks return about 7% per year after adjusting for inflation. …
Low-volatility stock funds have taken in gobs of money over the past year. The iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA fund (USMV), the biggest low-volatility exchange-traded fund, had about $8 billion in assets early this year. Now it has more …
As an investor it’s hard not to panic as stocks continue to plunge. Adam Shell of USA TODAY with five tips on keeping your cool. Michael Monday After seeing 1,000 points flash away from the Dow in this morning, 6% of their money …
Beta compares the magnitude of a stock's price movement to that of the overall market or to a particular index. Stocks with beta values lower than one tend to be less volatile than their benchmarks. Biogen's beta right now is 0.33, reflecting …
Amid thousands of stocks actively trading in global markets, a significant percentage are very thinly traded stocks—in other words stocks that trade irregularly at low volumes. Investors should be aware of the considerable risks of trading in …
As someone who works in finance, I talk to investors on a daily basis. While some are experiencing success, others are struggling just to stay in the game. Each one of them has a different way of investing, but they all have the same …
(MoneyWatch) Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke emphasized Tuesday in Senate testimony that low interest rates are here to stay for the foreseeable future. Many investors are concerned about how such a current low interest rate …
While often ignored in the financial media, "low-float" stocks should be in every investor's vocabulary. The reason is simple. Low-float stocks tend to be much more volatile than stocks with larger floats. Simply put, the "float" of a stock is the ...
Friday’s U.S. stock rout, the worst since Britain voted to leave the European Union, spared few investors, particularly not owners of exchange-traded funds designed to minimize turbulence. Low-beta ETFs plunged even more than the …