Legg Mason Solution-Driven ETFs
LEGG MASON LOW VOLATILITY HIGH DIVIDEND ETF
Legg Mason Emerging Markets Low Volatility High Dividend ETF
Legg Mason International Low Volatility High Dividend ETF
Legg Mason Global Infrastructure ETF
Legg Mason Emerging Markets Diversified Core ETF
Legg Mason Developed ex-US Diversified Core ETF
LOW-VOL, HIGH-DIV IS THE NEW BLACK
The ageless style of defensive yield is more than a passing fad.
WHO CARES ABOUT VOLATILITY? YOU SHOULD.
Market commentators constantly harp on “volatility” – volatility is rising, volatility is falling, investors need to manage against it – but the concept does not resonate with many retail investors.
With bond yields remaining near historic lows, income-seeking investors have turned to other investments, including equities, in seeking the yield they need.
QS Investors’ Diversification Based Investing (DBI, QS DBI ™) takes a macro approach to building portfolios and balancing risk to deliver broad market exposure that can complement core portfolios.
Hedging the currency component of international stock investing can meaningfully reduce its contribution to volatility. For income-driven U.S. investors, this can be especially useful.
We’ve come a long way from the early days of exchange traded funds (ETFs), with only a handful on the markets. Today, there are many options available to investors, and more compelling solutions to clients’ needs.
*Selling your ETF shares at a gain will trigger a taxable event. An ETF is a pooled investment vehicle with shares that can be bought or sold through the trading day on a stock exchange at a market determined price. A traditional mutual fund is also a pooled investment vehicle; however shares of a traditional mutual fund are bought or sold at the fund's net asset value, which is calculated at the end of the trading day. Both products generally represent a portfolio of securities, derivative instruments, currencies or commodities. The risks of owning an ETF or traditional mutual fund generally reflects the risks of owning the underlying investments. ETFs and traditional mutual funds also have management fees and operating expenses that increase their costs. The differences between the ETFs and traditional mutual funds could significantly impact performance. These differences include but are not limited to investment strategy, regulatory requirements, tax implications, fees and expenses, cash flows, trading structure and transparency requirements.
Authorized participants ("APs") may acquire shares in the primary market directly from the ETFs and may tender their shares for redemption directly to the ETFs, at net asset value per share only in Creation Units or Creation Unit Aggregations. Once created, shares of the funds generally trade in the secondary market in amounts less than a Creation Unit. Retail investors buy and sell shares of ETFs at market price (not NAV) in the secondary market throughout the trading day. These shares are not individually available for purchase or redemption directly from the ETF.
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