iShares WVOL ETF (ASX:WVOL)

The iShares WVOL ETF provides exposure to the performance of developed share markets that, on the whole, have lower volatility characteristics relative to the broader global developed share markets.

WVOL share price & data

Ticker code: WVOL
Yearly fee (MER): 0.30%
FUM: $117.93 million
Monthly spread: 0.24%
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$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
Range: 1 mth | 3 mths | 6 mths | 1 yr | 2 yrs | 5 yrs | 10 yrs

Prices updated using end of day data. Capital return only. FUM, fee and spread data updated monthly. Last updated: July 2020.

What does the WVOL invest in?

WVOL tracks the MSCI World Minimum Volatility (AUD) Index which is designed to reflect the performance of a minimum volatility strategy applied to the large-cap and mid-cap segment of 23 developed market countries. WVOL has significant exposure to the US in particular and covers a broad range of sectors, including financials, technology and materials.

What do investors use WVOL for?

Investors could use WVOL to obtain diversified exposure to a broad basket of global stocks with potentially less risk. Minimum volatility strategies implemented by the underlying index of this ETF aim to lose less than the broad market during downturns.

WVOL dividend information

Fund Issuer

BlackRock is the company responsible for the huge issuer of ETFs called iShares. It is one of Australia’s and the world’s largest ETF issuers, both in terms of the number of ETFs issued and the money invested, known as Funds Under Management or FUM.

Best ETFs warnings

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Tax Domicile

When a fund/ETF has a “domicile” of Australia it means it is a registered fund in Australia for tax purposes.

Registry

Computershare is not only the largest share registry in Australia but also the world. The company was founded in 1978 as one of Melbourne’s first start-up technology companies, initially providing computer services to businesses.

Sector Information

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