Factor etfs
FACTOR ETFs

SET YOUR SIGHTS ON TIME-TESTED STRATEGIES

Factors are broad, persistent drivers of return that active managers have targeted for decades, who says you can’t do the same with an ETF?
Video

FACTOR INVESTING 101

iShares Factor ETFs access the same drivers of return that active managers have used for decades, but at a fraction of the cost.

Remember how hard it used to be to book a vacation? We used to spend hours on the phone with a travel agent, then wait days, even weeks for them to work their magic. And that magic came with a high fee because only travel agents had access to the important information needed to book our vacation.

But the information that was once only available to travel agents is now available to anyone within seconds. Travel sites have made finding the perfect hotel cheaper, faster and more efficient.

The same is true for investing. For years, active managers used teams of analysts to find stocks that seemed more likely to outperform. And as an investor, you had to pay a lot in fees to access that thinking.

Many of the traits that active managers have looked for (like buying underpriced, quality stocks) are called Factors. And just like you no longer need to call a travel agent to book an affordable, quality vacation, you no longer need to pay large fees for active managers to choose the right stocks based on Factors.

Now, you can use iShares Factor ETFs to invest in stocks that exhibit the Factors that have historically driven portfolio returns.

Just as travel sites use simple filters to quickly drill down to the perfect hotel, factor investing provides access to security screens that active managers have used for generations. Thanks to data and technology, the investment ideas that once took a team of analysts months to research now takes a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost.

There are five Factors that have historically proven to be drivers of return, and iShares offers ETFs that seek to capture all five:

Theres Quality, which identifies companies with strong and healthy balance sheets. Minimum Volatility, or stocks that are less volatile than the broad market. Size, which targets smaller, more nimble companies. Momentum, which seeks stocks on an upswing. And value, which targets stocks that are inexpensive relative to their fundamentals.

Factor ETFs deliver the power of time-tested investment screens in a low-cost and tax-efficient investment vehicle, revolutionizing access for everyday investors.

Who said finding the right securities for your portfolio was difficult? We say, its as easy as booking a hotel.

FACTOR INVESTING INSIGHTS

EXPLORE FACTORS

Factors - well known, well documented, well understood investment characteristics – are present in all portfolios. Explore the 5 factors that have historically driven portfolio returns.
Net Asset Value
USD 96.64
YTD Nav Return
-10.18%
Performance data represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions and may be lower or higher when you sell your shares. Current performance may differ from the performance shown. For most recent month-end performance and standardized performance, click on the fund names above.
Net Asset Value
USD 115.42
YTD Nav Return
-19.77%
Performance data represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions and may be lower or higher when you sell your shares. Current performance may differ from the performance shown. For most recent month-end performance and standardized performance, click on the fund names above.
Net Asset Value
USD 115.74
YTD Nav Return
-15.41%
Performance data represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions and may be lower or higher when you sell your shares. Current performance may differ from the performance shown. For most recent month-end performance and standardized performance, click on the fund names above.
Net Asset Value
USD 137.31
YTD Nav Return
-24.39%
Performance data represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions and may be lower or higher when you sell your shares. Current performance may differ from the performance shown. For most recent month-end performance and standardized performance, click on the fund names above.
Performance data represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions and may be lower or higher when you sell your shares. Current performance may differ from the performance shown. For most recent month-end performance and standardized performance, click on the fund names above.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR CORE WITH iSHARES

Customize your core with iShares ETFs

Screenshot for illustrative purposes only

See how you can tailor the core of your clients’ portfolios to help deliver competitive performance and tax efficiency at a low cost.

No proprietary technology or asset allocation model is a guarantee against loss of principal. There can be no assurance that an investment strategy based on the tool will be successful.