Designed to provide broad exposure to the Large Cap Blend segment of the US equity market, the SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focus ETF (
ONEV Quick Quote ONEV - Free Report) is a passively managed exchange traded fund launched on 12/02/2015.
The fund is sponsored by State Street Global Advisors. It has amassed assets over $550.19 million, making it one of the average sized ETFs attempting to match the Large Cap Blend segment of the US equity market.
Why Large Cap Blend
Large cap companies usually have a market capitalization above $10 billion. Overall, they are usually a stable option, with less risk and more sure-fire cash flows than mid and small cap companies.
Typically holding a combination of both growth and value stocks, blend ETFs also demonstrate qualities seen in value and growth investments.
Investors should also pay attention to an ETF's expense ratio. Lower cost products will produce better results than those with a higher cost, assuming all other metrics remain the same.
Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 0.20%, making it one of the cheaper products in the space.
It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 1.56%.
Sector Exposure and Top Holdings
ETFs offer a diversified exposure and thus minimize single stock risk but it is still important to delve into a fund's holdings before investing. Most ETFs are very transparent products and many disclose their holdings on a daily basis.
This ETF has heaviest allocation to the Industrials sector--about 19.30% of the portfolio. Information Technology and Financials round out the top three.
Looking at individual holdings, Hp Inc. (
HPQ Quick Quote HPQ - Free Report) accounts for about 1.71% of total assets, followed by Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Class A ( CTSH Quick Quote CTSH - Free Report) and Southwest Airlines Co. ( LUV Quick Quote LUV - Free Report) .
The top 10 holdings account for about 8.63% of total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
ONEV seeks to match the performance of the Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focused Factor Index before fees and expenses. The Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focused Factor Index reflects the performance of a segment of large-capitalization U.S. equity securities demonstrating a combination of core factors high value, high quality, and low size characteristics, with a focus factor comprising low volatility characteristics.
The ETF return is roughly 19.79% so far this year and was up about 35.70% in the last one year (as of 06/08/2021). In the past 52-week period, it has traded between $71.16 and $106.35.
The ETF has a beta of 1.02 and standard deviation of 23.36% for the trailing three-year period. With about 456 holdings, it effectively diversifies company-specific risk.
SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focus ETF carries a Zacks ETF Rank of 3 (Hold), which is based on expected asset class return, expense ratio, and momentum, among other factors. Thus, ONEV is a sufficient option for those seeking exposure to the Style Box - Large Cap Blend area of the market. Investors might also want to consider some other ETF options in the space.
The iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (
IVV Quick Quote IVV - Free Report) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF ( SPY Quick Quote SPY - Free Report) track a similar index. While iShares Core S&P 500 ETF has $281.65 billion in assets, SPDR S&P 500 ETF has $361.30 billion. IVV has an expense ratio of 0.03% and SPY charges 0.09%. Bottom-Line
Passively managed ETFs are becoming increasingly popular with institutional as well as retail investors due to their low cost, transparency, flexibility and tax efficiency. They are excellent vehicles for long term investors.
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