Low Volatility ETFs

It can seem counterintuitive to many investors, but stocks that are less volatile than their counterparts have historically produced comparable or better returns. This means that on a riskadjusted basis, low volatility stocks have been superior investments. We measure low volatility in two ways. The standard deviation measures the volatility of each of the fund's holdings on a standalone basis. Beta also accounts for a stock's correlation with other stocks. The combined score uses both metrics. Since we are measuring low volatility, funds with high scores for this factor will be the least volatile.

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ETFs with Most Low Volatility Factor Exposure

Ticker Total
Assets
Expense
Ratio
Total
Holdings
SPLV $8,124,948,000 0.15% 103
USMV $33,131,040,000 0.15% 199
VFMV $90,390,000 0.13% 151
XMLV $2,142,147,000 0.25% 79
LGLV $645,896,300 0.12% 134
CFO $724,709,000 0.35% 503
DEF $261,437,700 0.55% 102
FDLO $326,010,800 0.29% 130
XRLV $74,272,460 0.25% 102
VSMV $155,561,600 0.35% 62
USMC $1,462,523,000 0.12% 43
SPMV $5,892,641 0.10% 104
DIVO $35,779,500 0.49% 31
FVD $8,304,577,000 0.70% 189
FVL $32,319,960 0.70% 100
PFM $322,777,600 0.54% 291
VSDA $215,657,900 0.35% 77
VIG $41,619,270,000 0.06% 232
DURA $29,950,110 0.29% 57
DFND $32,221,140 1.44% 72
FLQL $1,086,105,000 0.15% 126
FLLV $89,822,620 0.29% 78
HDV $5,515,147,000 0.08% 78
FTLB $2,256,701 0.85% 16
FTCS $5,023,087,000 0.58% 51
DDIV $35,239,990 0.60% 51
DGRW $3,155,212,000 0.28% 268
JKD $711,431,000 0.20% 84
LEAD $30,720,560 0.43% 56
PBJ $64,925,810 0.63% 32
PSET $16,770,280 0.29% 150
SPMO $54,896,550 0.13% 102
QUS $740,179,300 0.15% 597
XLG $1,299,638,000 0.20% 52
VYM $24,826,980,000 0.06% 400
LVUS $6,805,263 0.19% 264
MMTM $67,207,410 0.12% 1,343
MGV $2,619,446,000 0.07% 158
CWS $19,018,370 0.85% 27
RFDA $120,430,700 0.52% 82
QDEF $361,030,400 0.37% 131
USLB $8,764,266 0.35% 412
FDL $1,230,673,000 0.70% 101
DLN $2,110,580,000 0.28% 280
DHS $680,102,300 0.38% 303
FQAL $139,728,900 0.29% 130
IWX $498,423,400 0.20% 157
IQSU $5,661,510 0.09% 321
DGRO $10,453,780,000 0.08% 425
QUAL $17,487,860,000 0.15% 129
OEF $5,955,439,000 0.20% 105
SPHQ $1,903,597,000 0.15% 102
USSG $2,141,712,000 0.45% 290
SUSL $2,177,771,000 0.10% 293
CDC $555,690,700 0.35% 102
FTHI $55,849,240 0.85% 148
VOOV $1,132,505,000 0.10% 400
SPYV $4,658,736,000 0.04% 393
EDOW $24,505,470 0.50% 31
DIA $20,843,250,000 0.50% 31
MGC $2,523,716,000 0.07% 265
IWL $565,289,500 0.20% 198
JKF $425,872,600 0.25% 79
DTD $673,670,300 0.28% 699
VTV $46,101,090,000 0.04% 338
SNPE $128,052,200 0.11% 311
SYE $22,821,770 0.60% 51
ROUS $254,634,000 0.19% 379
ESG $47,907,170 0.32% 235

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