VB (Vanguard Small-Cap ETF) tracks the MSCI US Small Cap 1750 Index which of course means the universe of 1750 small cap stocks in U.S. markets. The fund was launched in January 2004. AUM equal $4.4 billion and average daily trading volume exceeds 375K shares. The expense ratio is .15% which is low among its peers. The current dividend yield is 1.11% based on an annual dividend of $.84. As of June 2011 the YTD return is approximately 3.50%.
Data as of June 2011
VB Top Ten Holdings & Weightings
- Informatica Corporation (INFA): 0.28%
- VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY): 0.27%
- SM Energy Company (SM): 0.27%
- SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD): 0.27%
- JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU): 0.27%
- CMT Market Liquidity Rate: 0.27%
- TIBCO Software, Inc. (TIBX): 0.26%
- Polycom, Inc. (PLCM): 0.25%
- Tractor Supply (TSCO): 0.25%
- Brigham Exploration Company (BEXP): 0.25%
IWO (iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF) tracks the Russell 2000 Growth Index which includes the 2000 small cap companies in the U.S. equity market. The fund was launched in July 2000. The expense ratio is .25%. AUM exceeds $4 billion and average daily trading volume is over 1.8M shares. As of June 2011 the dividend yield is .35% based on an annual dividend of $.32. The YTD return is approximately 4.20%.
Alternative choices include IJT (iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Growth ETF) which follows the S&P SmallCap 600/Citigroup Growth Index. It features an expense ratio of .25%. AUM equal $1.8 billion with average daily volume of 214K shares and YTD return of over 6%. Also available is VBK (Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF) tracks the MSCI US Small Cap Growth Index. AUM exceeds $2.2 billion and average daily trading volume is only 230K shares indicating an ETF more likely with financial advisor portfolios given the lower fee. As of June 2011 YTD performance is roughly 5.60%.
Data as of June 2011
IWO Top Ten Holdings & Weightings
- Riverbed Technology, Inc. (RVBD): 0.77%
- TIBCO Software, Inc. (TIBX): 0.71%
- Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (RAX): 0.64%
- VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY): 0.62%
- Brigham Exploration Company (BEXP): 0.55%
- Acme Packet, Inc. (APKT): 0.54%
- Nordson Corporation (NDSN): 0.54%
- Deckers Outdoor Corporation (DECK): 0.53%
- Polaris Industries, Inc. (PII): 0.52%
- Pharmasset, Inc. (VRUS): 0.49%
Data as of June 2011
VBR Top Ten Holdings & Weightings
- Corn Products International, Inc. (CPO): 0.46%
- Camden Property Trust (CPT): 0.46%
- Domtar Corporation (UFS): 0.46%
- Essex Property Trust (ESS): 0.46%
- Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM): 0.46%
- Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP): 0.45%
- Hubbell, Inc. B (HUB.B 0.44%
- American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC): 0.43%
- Snap-on, Inc. (SNA): 0.41%
- Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR): 0.41%
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