If you have been considering adding a U.S. Small Cap Value ETF to your portfolio, you have a lot to choose from. There are at least 17 ETFs to pick from in this category. In this article, I will show you how I came up with what I believe is the best ETF in this category for a well-balanced portfolio.
Before I go through that analysis, let’s first look at the long-term performance of the U.S. Small Cap Value asset class. This asset class has long been touted as a volatile yet lucrative place to build wealth over long periods of time. According to portfoliovisualizer.com, this asset class has returned 14.39% since 1972 vs the U.S. Large Cap Blend asset class which has returned 10.17%. Both are respectable returns, but look at the effects of compounding on this chart below.