The pundits have been heralding the demise of small caps for some time, yet this market sector, generally defined by stocks with market caps of $1.5 billion or less.
The last six years through 2005 have left investors frustrated and feeling betrayed. Stock market returns have been poor and for many investors their returns have been awful.
It's not a great surprise that cap-weighted indexes and their respective ETFs have lost some allure for investors during the last five or six years.
Almost one year to the day after Barclays Global Investors filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a silver ETF that tracks the price of silver.
Among the seven dividend ETFs currently trading, Vanguard's newly launched Dividend Appreciation VIPER (VIG) is the cheapest, clocking in at 28 basis points.
Our monthly databank breaks down ETF returns for every market segment.