1. Exposure to U.S. stocks with potentially less risk
2. May help reduce losses during declining markets while still experiencing gains during rising markets
3. Seek to minimize the market's peaks and valleys
The iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities that, in the aggregate, have lower volatility characteristics relative to the broader U.S. equity market.