Small Cap ETF Overview

With 117 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Small Cap ETFs gather total assets under management of $237.90B. The average expense ratio is 0.46%. Small Cap ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Small Cap ETF is the iShares Russell 2000 ETF IWM with $47.47B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Small Cap ETF was the URTY at 57.68%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Small Cap space was the iShares MSCI U.S.A. Small-Cap ESG Optimized ETF ESML in 04/10/18.


SAAProShares Ultra SmallCap6004.43%
EWZSiShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap ETF3.62%
RZGInvesco S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Growth ETF3.31%
PBSMInvesco PureBeta MSCI U.S.A. Small Cap ETF2.54%
SCAPAdvisorShares Cornerstone Small Cap ETF2.52%


SCINColumbia India Small Cap ETF-8.99%
SCIFVanEck Vectors India Small-Cap Index ETF-8.91%
HAOInvesco China Small Cap ETF-7.26%
SMINiShares MSCI India Small Cap ETF-5.66%
ASHSXtrackers Harvest CSI 500 China-A Shares Small Cap ETF-5.50%

top creations

IJRiShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF1,316.74
IJSiShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF549.22
IWOiShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF514.08
VBVanguard Small-Cap ETF316.46
VSSVanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF287.23

top redemptions

SCZiShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF-129.19
SCJiShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF-94.90
DFEWisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund-75.56
EEMSiShares MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap ETF-64.92
FEMSFirst Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund-39.49


XSHQInvesco S&P SmallCap Quality ETF1,164.31%
CALFPacer U.S. Small Cap Cash Cows 100 ETF158.68%
XSHDInvesco S&P SmallCap High Dividend Low Volatility ETF34.13%
EWSCInvesco S&P SmallCap 600 Equal Weight ETF28.27%
PXSGInvesco Russell 2000 Pure Growth ETF28.21%


HEUSiShares Currency Hedged MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF-51.27%
SCJiShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF-23.84%
FEMSFirst Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund-16.46%
EEMSiShares MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap ETF-14.38%
SCINColumbia India Small Cap ETF-13.78%

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Week: 5 Launches; Prudential Plans 4 Funds

A bevy of funds launched this week, along with a few key filings.

Daily ETF Watch

Active Small Cap ETF Rolls Out

New fund targets companies exhibiting high quality, growth exposure and low valuations.


ETF Report

 Embracing Multiple Facets Of Smart Beta

Oppenheimer has taken a three-pronged approach to offering investors smart-beta choices.

Features and News

Value Hunting: Brazil Vs. Mexico

Investors are saying it’s time to take another look at Brazil equities.

Features and News

ETFs Holding Guns, Opioids & Prisons

Hundreds of ETFs hold opioid makers, gun stocks and immigrant detention stocks—but not always the funds you'd expect.   

Features and News

2 Funds Similar To Cramer's GLUM ETF

CNBC's 'Mad Money' host imagined an ETF that would be perfect for acting on trade war concerns.

Features and News

What’s ‘Chaikin’ With These ETFs

The IQ Chaikin ETFs are quickly gathering assets, standing out among a growing number of multifactor funds.

Features and News

iShares To Close 16 ETFs

Shutdowns mainly affect its smart-beta offerings.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Rediscovering Size Effect

It appears the size anomaly has faded, but you just need to know where to look.