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 134 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Small Cap ETFs have total assets under management of $386.02B. 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 Core S&P Small-Cap ETF IJR with $69.87B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Small Cap ETF was SMHB at 147.99%. The most recent ETF launched in the Small Cap space was the First Trust Multi-Manager Small Cap Opportunities ETF MMSC on 10/13/21.

Top ETF Performers

RZV Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value ETF 7.40%
SVAL iShares U.S. Small Cap Value Factor ETF 5.86%
AVUV Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value ETF 5.49%
SMHB ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged U.S. Small Cap High Dividend ETN Series B 5.39%
XSVM Invesco S&P SmallCap Value with Momentum ETF 5.31%

Bottom ETF Performers

ECNS iShares MSCI China Small-Cap ETF -9.31%
ASHS Xtrackers Harvest CSI 500 China-A Shares Small Cap ETF -8.87%
BRF VanEck Brazil Small-Cap ETF -8.44%
SCJ iShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF -7.71%
EWUS iShares MSCI United Kingdom Small Cap ETF -7.59%

Top Creations

IJR iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF 923.21
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF 682.65
VBR Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF 496.52
VBK Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF 338.24
SCHA Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF 335.50

Top Redemptions

VIOV Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF -74.02
VTWV Vanguard Russell 2000 Value ETF -53.35
USVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI USA Small Cap Value Momentum ETF -43.54
RWM ProShares Short Russell2000 -25.22
FYC First Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund -21.76

AUM Winners

STSB iShares Factors US Small Blend Style ETF 33.58%
DXJS WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund 33.02%
RYLD Global X Russell 2000 Covered Call ETF 31.95%
XSVM Invesco S&P SmallCap Value with Momentum ETF 26.37%
TPSC Timothy Plan US Small Cap Core ETF 23.89%

AUM Losers

TWM ProShares UltraShort Russell2000 -18.63%
JSML Janus Henderson Small Cap Growth Alpha ETF -14.66%
SRTY ProShares UltraPro Short Russell2000 -11.52%
BRF VanEck Brazil Small-Cap ETF -10.89%
FEMS First Trust Emerging Markets Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund -10.52%

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