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Funds With Benefits: ETFs That Track A Major Index For You

Stocks in this article: DIA IJR IVV IWB IWM IWV QQQ SPY VTI

ETFs hedge some of the risk of investing in single stocks, and they provide an often easier way to capitalize off of trends that you don't necessarily know much about. For instance, someone without industry expertise could buy an ETF that traded oil and gas stocks, and perhaps feel more confident that their investment will grow, assuming they were right about oil in the first place. 

So do you see investing opportunities in these ETFs that track a major index? Use the list below to begin your own analysis. 

1. iShares Core S&P 500 ( IVV): Seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large-capitalization U.S. equities. Market cap at $23.70B, most recent closing price at $180.35.


2. iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ( IJR): Seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index. Market capitalization at $13.5B, most recent closing price at $104.97.


3. iShares Russell 1000 ETF ( IWB): Seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Russell 1000 Index. Market cap at $8.40B, most recent closing price at $100.14.


4. iShares Russell 2000 ETF ( IWM): Seeks to provide a high level of current income while preserving assets and maintaining liquidity and investment quality. Market cap at $23.7B, most recent closing price at $110.40.


5. iShares Russell 3000 ( IWV): A capitalization-weighted index of the largest public companies domiciled in the US and its territories. Market cap at $5.0B, most recent closing price at $107.36.


6. PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 ( QQQ): Seeks to provide investment results that generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the component securities of the Nasdaq-100 Index. Market cap at $41.3B, most recent closing price at $83.80.


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