Here are a few low-beta ETFs you can consider in the current economic situation when the markets are experiencing a high level of volatility.


It is always wise to invest in favourably ranked ETFs with beta somewhere between 0 and 1.


iShares Edge MSCI Minimum Volatility USA


This fund tracks the MSCI USA Minimum Volatility (USD) Index. Its diversified portfolio contains 176 securities with just 15% of its assets that have been invested in top 10 holdings. The top position is occupied by Financials at 19.8% with Health Care occupying 19.4% of the fund’s assets. With a beta of 0.69 and a Zacks ETC Rank of #2, the fund is a Medium risk one. It has $14.7 billion AUM (Assets under Management) and over 4 million shares daily average volume. With USMV charging only 15 bps as annual fees, it is much lower than the 0.50% category average. This ETF could gain close to 3.5% in the past one-month period and 10.7% in the past year-to-date period.


iShares Core High Dividend


This fund holds 75 securities, and 58.5% of its assets are invested in top 10 holdings. It tracks the Morningstar Dividend Yield Focus Index and is a Zacks ETF Rank #1 product. Energy holds the top position with 20.5% with Consumer Staples ranking second with 20%. This ETF has a beta of 0.74 and a Medium risk outlook. It boasts $6 billion AUM along with a daily average volume exceeding 500,000 shares. With HDV charging annual fees of only 12 bps, it is much lower than the 0.42% category average. This ETF gained close to 2.3% over the past one-month period and 12% in the past year-to-date period.


Vanguard REIT ETF


The Vanguard REIT ETF follows the MSCI US REIT Index, holding 151 securities, and 35.6% of its assets invested in top 10 holdings. Retail REITs make up the top position with 23.9% of the assets while Specialized REITs are next, occupying 17.5% of the assets. This ETF has a Zacks ETF Rank #2, a beta of 0.80 and a Medium risk outlook. With daily average volume exceeding 4 million shares, and $34.4 billion AUM, the fund is quite the most popular ETF in its sector. In the past one-month period this ETF gained close to 5.4%, and 11.3% in the past year-to-date period.


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