Small Cap ETF Overview

Small-cap ETFs invest in the equity of companies with a market capitalization of roughly $300 million to $2 billion.

With 145 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Small Cap ETFs have total assets under management of $341.73B. The average expense ratio is 0.45%. Small Cap ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Small Cap ETF is the iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF IJR with $63.73B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Small Cap ETF was TWM at 17.16%. The most recent ETF launched in the Small Cap space was the EA Bridgeway Omni Small-Cap Value ETF BSVO on 03/13/23.

Top ETF Performers

TZA Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares 26.13%
SRTY ProShares UltraPro Short Russell2000 26.04%
SDD ProShares UltraShort SmallCap600 18.85%
TWM ProShares UltraShort Russell2000 17.31%
SBB ProShares Short SmallCap600 9.69%

Bottom ETF Performers

SMHB ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged U.S. Small Cap High Dividend ETN Series B -31.31%
URTY ProShares UltraPro Russell2000 -24.39%
TNA Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 3x Shares -24.21%
SAA ProShares Ultra SmallCap600 -17.43%
IWML ETRACS 2x Leveraged U.S. Size Factor TR ETN -16.62%

Top Creations

IJS iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF 707.97
IJR iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF 601.53
SMLF iShares U.S. Small-Cap Equity Factor ETF 485.29
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF 296.22
AVUV Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value ETF 290.44

Top Redemptions

IWO iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF -439.60
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF -414.40
IWN iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF -147.37
TZA Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares -57.27
TNA Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 3x Shares -43.83

AUM Winners

MMSC First Trust Multi-Manager Small Cap Opportunities ETF 122.67%
EUSC WisdomTree Europe Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund 46.34%
STXK Strive Small-Cap ETF 36.81%
STSB iShares Factors US Small Blend Style ETF 33.58%
RTYD Simplify US Small Cap PLUS Downside Convexity ETF 26.98%

AUM Losers

IUSS Invesco RAFI Strategic US Small Company ETF -59.54%
SMHB ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged U.S. Small Cap High Dividend ETN Series B -35.75%
XSLV Invesco S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF -32.36%
PBSM Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA Small Cap ETF -23.97%
SVAL iShares U.S. Small Cap Value Factor ETF -23.53%

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Daily ETF Watch

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Small Cap ETFs’ Fuel Evaporates as Rates Rise

For funds like IWM, flows were a bad omen.

Features and News

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These riskier funds pulled in more than $2 billion last month.

Daily ETF Watch

Second Active Small Cap Value ETF of 2023 Debuts

The asset class had been doing well until this week.

Daily ETF Watch

JP Morgan Debuts Active Small Cap Value ETF

It’s the issuer’s first nontransparent active ETF in its lineup. Analysis

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The fund’s rapid ascent puts it in rarified air.

Features and News

Growth ETFs Diverge Significantly After S&P Rebalance

The rebalancing resulted in the growth indexes being overweight in energy and health care.

Features and News

State Street to Merge Small Cap ETFs into $7B Behemoth 

A $1.8 billion fund will be merged into a $5.2 billion fund.