iSHARES “MINIMUM VOLATILITY” INDEX…LAUGHING OUT LOUD

Headlines:
1. iShares Equity Index Might Have To Re-Brand.
2. Suggestion = “Just Like The SPY Index.”

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It Is LOW VOLATILITY…Until It Isn’t.

And Now…It Surely Isn’t.

34.44% Draw-Down In Just 5 Weeks…Virtually Matching The SPY’s 35.63% Decline.

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The Marketing Literature At iShares Indicates The Following:

Why USMV?

1. Exposure to U.S. stocks with potentially less risk

2. Historically, USMV has declined less than the market during market downturns

3. Consider USMV for a core position in a portfolio

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Now…Consider The Underlying Volatility Of USMV vs. SPY

Pretty Much The Same…

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How Many Ubiquitous Equity ETF’s Are There…Simply Replicating The SPY’s Performance…Despite Bold Assertions & Fancy Titles To The Contrary?

Likely….90%+…

What A Joke.

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