Defensive ETF Results

Defensive ETF Results

A Seeking Alpha Contribution


  • Treasuries performed well in the recent sell-off, thanks to plunging bond yields.
  • Traditional defensive sectors also performed well, with utilities lifted by lower yields.
  • Low volatility ETFs such as SPLV and USMV turned in strong performances relative to the broader market.

On September 3, in Playing Defense With ETFs, we looked at some funds that could be used for playing defense against a market decline. Several funds were discussed, including Guggenheim Defensive Equity (NYSEARCA:DEF), SPDR Healthcare Select Sect ETF (NYSEARCA:XLV), PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (NYSEARCA:UUP), SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD), iShares 7-10 Year Treasury (NYSEARCA:IEF) and iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury (NYSEARCA:TLT)…. To Continue Reading Please Click Here.

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