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Top 10 U.S. Small-Cap, Mid-Cap ETFs

IWM (iShares Russell 2000 ETF) tracks the Russell 2000 index which consists of the smallest 2000 stocks in the Russell 3000 index. It was launched in May 2000. AUM equal $15 billion and average daily trading volume exceeds 59M shares. The expense ratio is .28%. The dividend is $.17 making the current yield roughly .85%. The YTD return through June 2011 is 1.66%.

Here too there are numerous leveraged long and inverse ETFs linked to the index not to mention futures and options contracts.

Data as of June 2011

IWM Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Riverbed Technology, Inc. (RVBD):                             0.40%
  2. TIBCO Software, Inc. (TIBX):                                      0.37%
  3. Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (RAX):                                   0.33%
  4. VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY):                                      0.32%
  5. American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC):                     0.30%
  6. Amerigroup Corporation (AGP):                                   0.29%
  7. Brigham Exploration Company (BEXP):                        0.28%
  8. Acme Packet, Inc. (APKT):                                           0.28%
  9. Nordson Corporation (NDSN):                                     0.28%
  10. Deckers Outdoor Corporation (DECK):                       0.28%

IJR (iShares S&P 600 SmallCap 600 ETF) tracks the S&P SmallCap 600 Index. Itâ¿¿s probably a better reflection of small cap stocks than the larger IWM issue. Nevertheless they both achieve similar results. The fund was launched in May 2000. AUM equal nearly $7 billion and average daily trading volume is around 1.3M shares. The expense ratio is .20% which is lower than IWMâ¿¿s. The dividend is $.13 making the yield around .75%. As of June 2011 YTD performance is roughly 2.70%.

Data as of June 2011

IJR Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (REGN):                  0.86%
  2. Amerigroup Corporation (AGP):                                   0.68%
  3. Healthspring, Inc. (HS                                                    0.56%
  4. Lufkin Industries, Inc. (LUFK):                                     0.54%
  5. Holly Corporation (HOC):                                             0.54%
  6. Biomed Realty Trust, Inc. (BMR):                                0.52%
  7. World Fuel Services Corporation (INT):                       0.50%
  8. Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA):              0.47%
  9. Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC):                                 0.47%
  10. Home Properties, Inc. (HME):                                      0.46%

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