As mentioned above there will be more of these low volatility funds because there is investor demand for them but it is important to realize that in a fast move up, the low volatility funds will lag behind. Since the Oct. 4 low EEM is up 17% vs. 12% for DEM and 8% for HILO. Getting frustrated with that sort of month and swapping now would be very shortsighted considering the reasons to have bought a low vol fund in the first place. If there is to be any benefit to using the low volatility ETFs it will be over the course of an entire stock market cycle.
Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility ETF where we have detected an approximate $57.6 million dollar outflow -- that's a 2.7% decrease week over week (from 36,800,000 to 35,800,000). START SLIDESHOW:Click here to find out which 9 other ETFs experienced notable outflows » The chart below shows the one year price performance of EEMV, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, EEMV's low point in its 52 week range is $52.27 per share, with $63.68 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $56.69.