Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

XSLV - PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio

Factor Driven - Low Volatility

Product Details

The PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio (Fund) is based on the S&P SmallCap 600 Low Volatility Index (Index). The Fund generally will invest at least 90% of its total assets in common stocks that comprise the Index. The Index is compiled, maintained and calculated by Standard & Poor's, consisting of 120 out of 600 small-capitalization range securities from the S&P SmallCap 600® Index with the lowest realized volatility over the past 12 months. Volatility is a statistical measurement of the magnitude of up and down asset price fluctuations over time. The Fund and the Index are rebalanced and reconstituted quarterly.

as of 03/31/2014 03/31/2014


as of 03/31/2014 03/31/2014
  YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Fund Inception
Index History (%)
S&P SmallCap 600 Low Volatility Index 2.70 22.67 N/A N/A N/A 25.35
S&P SmallCap 600 Index 1.13 27.81 15.95 26.21 10.11 27.85
Fund History (%)
Fund NAV 2.64 22.27 N/A N/A N/A 24.99
After Tax Held 2.47 21.63 N/A N/A N/A 24.36
After Tax Sold 1.49 12.92 N/A N/A N/A 18.97
Fund Market Price 2.84 22.30 N/A N/A N/A 24.96

Monthly Standardized Report

Market returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4 p.m. ET and do not represent the returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times. Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than performance data quoted. After-tax returns reflect the highest federal income tax rate but exclude state and local taxes. Fund performance reflects fee waivers, absent which, performance data quoted would have been lower. After Tax Held and After Tax Sold are based on NAV.

An investor cannot invest directly in an index. The results assume that no cash was added to or assets withdrawn from the Index. Index returns do not represent Fund returns. The Index does not charge management fees or brokerage expenses, nor does the Index lend securities, and no revenues from securities lending were added to the performance shown.

as of 03/31/2014

Growth of $10,000

Data beginning Fund inception and ending 03/31/2014.

as of 04/17/2014

Sector Allocation

as of 04/11/2014

Market Cap & Style Allocations

Mid-Cap Growth 0.79%
Mid-Cap Blend 0.92%
Small-Cap Growth 8.85%
Small-Cap Value 52.99%
Small-Cap Blend 36.44%

as of 04/17/2014 Top Holdings | View All

Fund Holdings subject to change

Ticker Company % of Fund
NWN Northwest Natural Gas Co 1.23
LG Laclede Group Inc/The 1.14
PNY Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc 1.12
AVA Avista Corp 1.12
NWE NorthWestern Corp 1.10
WTFC Wintrust Financial Corp 1.05
NWBI Northwest Bancshares Inc 1.04
PRA ProAssurance Corp 1.04
SJI South Jersey Industries Inc 1.03

Distributions | View All | Distribution Information

Ex-Date Record Date Pay Date $/
Ordinary Income Short Term Gains Long Term Gains Return of Capital
03/21/2014 03/25/2014 03/31/2014 0.12020 0.12020 - - -
12/20/2013 12/24/2013 12/31/2013 0.24810 0.24810 - - -
09/20/2013 09/24/2013 09/30/2013 0.08640 0.08640 - - -
06/21/2013 06/25/2013 06/28/2013 0.11524 0.11524 - - -
03/15/2013 03/19/2013 03/28/2013 0.04327 0.04327 - - -

Frequency Distribution of Discounts & Premiums

    Bid/Ask MidPoint Above NAV Bid/Ask Midpoint Below NAV
Days 0.50-
>2.00% 0.50-
03/31/2014 61 0 0 0 0 1 0
12/31/2013 64 0 0 0 0 0 0
09/30/2013 64 0 0 0 0 0 0
06/30/2013 64 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Ended 2013 221 0 0 0 1 0 0

Fund Inception: 02/15/2013

Shareholders may pay more than net asset value when they buy Fund shares and receive less than net asset value when they sell those shares, because shares are bought and sold at current market prices. Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results.

 Risk & Other Information

Typically, security classifications used in calculating allocation tables are as of the last trading day of the previous month.

There are risks involved with investing in ETFs, including possible loss of money. Shares are not actively managed and are subject to risks similar to those of stocks, including those regarding short selling and margin maintenance requirements. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply. The Fund's return may not match the return of the Underlying Index.

The Fund is considered non-diversified and may be subject to greater risks than a diversified fund.

Investing in securities of small-capitalization companies may involve greater risk than is customarily associated with investing in large companies.

Investments focused in a particular industry are subject to greater risk, and are more greatly impacted by market volatility, than more diversified investments.

Equity risk is the risk that the value of equity securities, including common stocks, may fall due to both changes in general economic and political conditions that impact the market as a whole, as well as factors that directly relate to a specific company or its industry.

The S&P SmallCap 600® Index is a market-value weighted index that consists of 600 small-cap U.S. stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry group representation. 

The Global Industry Classification Standard was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor's.

S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC (S&P) and Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (Dow Jones). These trademarks have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC. S&P® and Standard & Poor's® are trademarks of S&P and Dow Jones® is a trademark of Dow Jones. These trademarks have been sublicensed for certain purposes by Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (Invesco PowerShares). The Index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and/or its affiliates and has been licensed for use by Invesco PowerShares. The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P or their respective affiliates and neither S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P or their respective affiliates make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s).

Beta is a measure of risk representing how a security is expected to respond to general market movements. Smart Beta represents an alternative and selection index based methodology that seeks to outperform a benchmark or reduce portfolio risk, or both. Smart beta funds may underperform cap-weighted benchmarks and increase portfolio risk.

as of 04/17/2014
3:49 PM EST


  • Last Trade $31.33
  • Current IIV $31.29
  • Change $0.21
  • % Change 0.69%
as of 04/17/2014
  • NAV at market close $31.29
as of 04/17/2014


  • SEC 30 Day Yield 2.34%
  • Distribution Yield 1.54%
  • 12 Month Yield 1.82%
  • 30-Day SEC Unsubsidized Yield
    as of 04/17/2014
as of 04/17/2014


  • Closing Price $31.12
  • Bid/Ask Midpoint $31.32
  • Bid/Ask Prem/Disc $0.03
  • Bid/Ask Prem/Disc 0.10%
as of 03/31/2014

Fund Characteristics

  • Price/Earnings Ratio1 20.03
  • Price/Book Ratio1 1.84
  • ROE2 10.304%
  • Avg Market Cap2 $1,677MM

1 Weighted Harmonic Average

2 Weighted Average

Fund Details

  • Fund Ticker XSLV
  • CUSIP # 73937B639
  • ISIN US73937B639
  • Intraday NAV XSLVIV
  • Index Ticker SP6LVIT
  • Index Provider S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC
  • Management Fee 0.25%
  • Acquired Fund Fees & Expenses 0.09%
  • Total Expense Ratio 0.34%
  • Marginable Yes
  • Short Selling Yes
  • Options No
  • Exchange NYSE Arca
  • Inception Date 02/15/2013
  • # of Holdings 116
    as of 04/17/2014
as of 04/17/2014

Quick Facts

  • Previous Close $31.12
  • Open $31.12
  • Today's High $31.36
  • Today's Low $31.12
  • Today's Volume 10,864
  • 52 Week High $32.19
  • 52 Week Low $25.72
  • Shares Outstanding 1.40MM
  • Market Value $43.8MM