• One of the best performing asset classes over the last 46 years has been the U.S. Small Cap Blend Equity asset class
• IJR is one of the two oldest ETFs available in this asset class and has outperformed the S&P 500 by a whopping 4.53% CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) over the last 18 years
• There are 11 ETFs available in this asset class that have existed for 10 years or longer
• 8 of these 11 ETFs have outperformed the S&P 500 over the last 10 years
US Small Cap Blend vs US Large Cap Blend: January 1972 thru December 2017
Source: Portfolio Visualizer
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We began accumulating the WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Earnings Fund (EES) today. Folks, you’ve gotta buy this stuff when it’s on sale.
We sold our holdings in IJR to buy EES. There’s nothing wrong with holding IJR long -term in my opinion; we’re just moving our small cap blend holdings to EES because it is offered at my brokerage commission free.
We had a 5% trailing stop set on our position in the iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR). The stop tripped today and closed the positon. Price paid $56.20. Price sold $76.48. I don’t see any problem holding IJR long-term; we are simply moving these funds to another small cap blend ETF that is offered commission free at my brokerage. (EES)
…Investors have also been warming to the iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF IJR 0.56% in the third quarter, as that ETF has added nearly $750 million in new assets.
IJR, which tracks the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, is slightly lower year to date. Due to their domestic focus, small caps are struggling against the backdrop of the weaker dollar this year. The U.S. Dollar Index is down 9.3 percent, underscoring the point that the dollar is one of the worst-performing major currencies in the world this year…
Read the full article at Benzinga right here: Signs Of A Return To Small-Cap ETFs (NYSE: IWM) (NYSE: IJR) (NYSE: TNA) (NYSE: TZA) | Benzinga