S&P Dow Jones Indices, considered the world’s biggest supplier of financial market indices went public at the launched of the S&P MidCap 400 Low volatility Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Low Volatility Index which is searching for effective measures in gauging the performance of the smallest amount of volatile stocks within their particular benchmark index. The two indices have been approved by Invesco Power Shares for the manufacture and induction of various exchange traded products. Invesco Power Shares are also the licensee for the closely followed S&P 500 Low Volatility index.

The most basic and easy construction of indices has been attributed to investors according to the director of strategy indices at the S&P Dow Jones Indices. The S&P Mid Cap 400 Low Volatility Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Low Volatility Index give investors with the exposure to several small and mid-range benchmarks that shows similar low volatility irregularity as compared with large cap benchmarks.

The S&P MidCap 400 Low Volatility Index gauges the performance of the 80 least likely volatile stocks in the S&P MidCap 400. The S&P SmallCap 600 Low Volatility Index is measuring the performance of the 120 least volatile stocks in the S&P SmallCap 600. These indices are an extension of the S&P Low Volatility Index Unit which is specifically created to serve as a guide for low volatility or low variance strategy in their specific region or country stock market sector.

The other similarly comparable indices units are the following.

  • S&P Europe 350 Low Volatility Index
  • S&P 500 Low Volatility Index (CAD Hedged)
  • S&P BMI Emerging Markets Low Volatility Index
  • S&P BMI International Developed Low Volatility Index
  • S&P 500 Low Volatility Index