An Adventurous Idea for Small-Cap Investors

At a time when the U.S. small-cap stocks and exchange traded funds, such as the iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: IJR) and the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEArca: IWM), are trailing large-cap funds by wide margins, considering small-cap growth stocks may seem to be a risky proposition.

To be sure, the iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF (NASDAQ: IJT) has managed only a modest year-to-date return. The $4.2 billion IJT tracks the S&P SmallCap 600 Growth Index. Value stocks typically trade at cheaper prices relative to fundamental measures of value, such as earnings and the book value of assets. In contrast, growth stocks tend to run at higher valuations since investors expect the rapid growth in those company measures.

Read the full article at ETF Trends right here: An Adventurous Idea for Small-Cap Investors

Signs Of A Return To Small-Cap ETFs (NYSE: IWM) (NYSE: IJR) (NYSE: TNA) (NYSE: TZA) | Benzinga

…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

Signs Of A Return To Small-Cap ETFs

Trimmed Some Fat Off Our Mexico Holdings Today (EWW)

We trimmed some fat off our Mexico holdings today. I don’t foresee any problems with the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (EWW : $EWW). I still believe this is a good country to invest in, but we became very overweight in EWW during the 2016 sell-off. So now, we are just taking some profits off the table. Price paid $52.18. Price sold $56.40. Here’s an article I wrote about EWW back in December 2016: Making the Case for Investing in Mexico EWW

Accumulated Some More REIT Equities Today (REZ)

There’s not much left in the market today that’s on sale. So, I went back to the old trusty iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF (REZ : $REZ) It’s currently sporting a 3.59% yield, but it is only 6.16% off it’s all-time-high. Folks, you gotta buy this stuff when it’s on sale.  I wrote about REZ in January 2017 right here: Discovering Value in the Top 3 REIT ETF Very little has changed in the REIT sector since January, so please take a look.