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 142 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Small Cap ETFs have total assets under management of $317.75B. The average expense ratio is 0.44%. 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 $59.25B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Small Cap ETF was SRTY at 59.85%. The most recent ETF launched in the Small Cap space was the Dimensional International Small Cap ETF DFIS on 03/23/22.

Top ETF Performers

ECNS iShares MSCI China Small-Cap ETF 12.02%
ASHS Xtrackers Harvest CSI 500 China-A Shares Small Cap ETF 11.84%
IWO iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF 3.34%
VTWG Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth ETF 3.33%
DXJS WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund 3.14%

Bottom ETF Performers

EWZS iShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap ETF -19.33%
BRF VanEck Brazil Small-Cap ETF -19.17%
SMHB ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged U.S. Small Cap High Dividend ETN Series B -12.63%
EWGS iShares MSCI Germany Small Cap ETF -10.27%
FDTS First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund -9.19%

Top Creations

IJS iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF 1.25K
IWO iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF 444.34
FNDA Schwab Fundamental U.S. Small Company Index ETF 388.69
AVUV Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value ETF 321.82
VBK Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF 187.48

Top Redemptions

IJR iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF -1,802.30
VBR Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF -635.52
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF -564.95
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF -432.96
IWN iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF -337.35

AUM Winners

TWM ProShares UltraShort Russell2000 40.38%
STSB iShares Factors US Small Blend Style ETF 33.58%
XSHD Invesco S&P SmallCap High Dividend Low Volatility ETF 24.65%
VTWG Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth ETF 13.28%
KAPR Innovator U.S. Small Cap Power Buffer ETF - April 11.78%

AUM Losers

KOCT Innovator Russell 2000 Power Buffer ETF - October -26.69%
BRF VanEck Brazil Small-Cap ETF -23.64%
XSHQ Invesco S&P SmallCap Quality ETF -23.49%
EWGS iShares MSCI Germany Small Cap ETF -22.80%
EWZS iShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap ETF -21.83%

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