How to Ride Out Market Swings With Low-Volatility ETFs

Market gyrations usher in a growing crop of low-volatility indexes and ETFs.


More funds are on the way. Goldman Sachs plans to make its first move into the world of ETFs with a fund that will focus on lower beta stocks, according to the firm's Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Here's a list of funds currently available. Results are not included due to the short history for these funds:

• PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV)

• Russell 1000 Low Volatility (LVOL) (Also, the Russell 1000 Low Beta, Russell 2000 Low Beta and Russell 2000 Low Volatility)

• QuantShares launched the U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund (BTAL)

• iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index Fund (EEMV)

• iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index Fund (EFAV)

• iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund (USMV)

• iShares All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund (ACWV)