These low-risk stocks have high potential in this volatile market

Mark Hulbert
These low-risk stocks have high potential in this volatile market

Low-volatility stocks aren’t supposed to fall as much as the broad market during major declines. Prior to March, there have been five calendar months since 1980 in which the S&P 500 (SPX) fell at least 10%. On average during those months, the S&P 500 Low Volatility Index fell by 3.6 percentage points less than the S&P 500 — 11.3% versus 14.9%.