Popular ETF categories: Equity, Commodity, Bond, Currency.

Small-cap ETFs

Some of the Exchange Traded Funds use the size of companies as the investing criteria. This is the case with the small-cap ETFs. The term small-caps refers to companies with market capitalization between $300 million and $2 billion. Such companies are less financially stable than larger companies and they are more likely to fall and so they are considered the most risky stocks. They are also the most volatile in comparison with the companies that have much bigger capitalizations. Higher interest rates have less negative impact on the small-cap companies than on the large ones. Also, companies of small capitalization perform better when there is a significant economic growth. The small companies have high-growth potential comparing to the established large-cap stocks. It is crucial to conduct a detailed company research before investing, one also needs to have in mind that prices of small-cap stocks may change rapidly.

Strongest Trends Summary: Small-cap ETFs

Developed markets

Blend

Small-cap, Blend, Developed markets ETFs on average are in the medium-term down -15% below S&P in 1 year.
Small-cap, Blend, EAFE ETF is in the long-term up 156% in 14 years.

Other Developed markets

Small-cap, Developed markets ETFs on average are in the medium-term down -16% below S&P in 1 year.
Small-cap, Developed markets, Europe ETF is in the long-term up 128% in 14 years.

Dividend

Small-cap, Diversified, Dividend ETF is in the long-term down -53% below S&P in 13 years.
Small-cap, Dividend, Europe ETF is in the long-term up 107% in 15 years.
Small-cap, Dividend, Japan ETF is in the long-term up 114% in 15 years.
Small-cap, Value, Dividend, U.S. ETF is in the long-term up 217% in 13 years.

Low Volatility

Volatility Strategies

Small-cap, Blend, Low Volatility, Volatility Strategies ETF is in the long-term up 86% in 8 years.
Small-cap, Low Volatility, Value, Volatility Strategies ETF is in the long-term up 107% in 8 years.
Small-cap, Low Volatility, Volatility Strategies ETFs on average are in the long-term up 96% in 8 years.

Other Small-cap ETFs

Consumer staples, Small-cap, Consumer goods ETF is in the long-term up 221% in 12 years.
Silver Mining, Precious Metals Mining, Small-cap, Metals and Mining, Natural Resources ETF is in the long-term down -51% below S&P in 3 years.
Small-cap, Financials ETF is in the long-term up 159% in 12 years.
Small-cap, Health care ETF is in the long-term up 89% in 4 years.
Small-cap, India ETFs on average are in the long-term down -39% in 1 year.
Small-cap, Information Technology, Technology ETF is in the long-term up 227% in 10 years.
Small-cap, Technical Leaders, Relative-Strength, Technical Analysis ETF is in the long-term up 81% in 4 years.
Small-cap, Utilities ETF is in the long-term up 180% in 12 years.

Small-cap ETFs List

Symbol Company Name Price Change Total net assets Total expense ratio
ASHS Deutsche X-Trackers Hrvst CSI 500China A Sm Cp ETF 32.49 -0.93%
AXJS iShares Trust 52.38 5.74 M 0.75%
BRF Market Vectors Brazil Small Cap ETF 15.58 1.76%
CNDA Index IQ Canada Small Cap ETF 16.32 -0.25% 0.69%
CROP Index IQ ETF Trust 31.48 0.17%
CSF Compass EMP US Discv 500 Enh Vol Wtd ETF 40.86 -0.06%
DES WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund 82.85 -0.02% 1.06 B 0.38%
DFE WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Div Fd 53.97 -0.35% 1.45 B 0.58%
DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Div Fd 62.34 -0.87% 284.11 M 0.58%
DGRS WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund 34.24 -0.18%
DGS WisdomTree Emerging Mkts Small Cp Div Fd 38.53 -0.06% 1.81 B 0.63%
DLS WisdomTree Intl. SmallCap Div Fd. 59.56 -0.67% 924.01 M 0.58%
DWAS PowerShares DWA SmallCap Momentum Portfolio 41 0.79%
DXJS WisdomTree Trust 36.68 -0.22%
ECNS iShares Trust 40.35 -0.71% 32.34 M 0.61%
EEMS iShares Inc. 39.98 0.96% 38.41 M 0.67%
EES WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings Fund 98.04 -0.17% 439.57 M 0.38%
EWAS Ishares MSCI Australia Small Cap ETF 15 2.13 M 0.59%
EWCS Ishares MSCI Canada Small Cap ETF 16.73 2.4 M 0.59%
EWGS Ishares MSCI Germany Small Cap ETF 40.63 40.11 M 0.59%
EWHS iShares Trust 23.46 7.53 M 0.59%
EWRS Rydex ETF Trust 35.4 0.45%
EWSS iShares Trust 21.09 16.34 M 0.59%
EWUS Ishares MSCI United Kingdom Small Cap ETF 33.61 -0.15% 38.78 M 0.59%
EWX SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap (ETF 39.24 0.36% 0.65%
EWZS iShares MSCI Brazil Small Cap Index ETF 10.74 1.8% 31.53 M 0.61%
FDM First Trust Dow Jones Sel.MicroCap 44.33 0.11%
FNDA Schwab Fundamental U.S. Small Company Index ETF 34.38 0.29% 64.35 M 0.32%
FNDC Schwab Fundamental International Small Company Index ETF 28.24 0.25%
FYC First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX Fund 35.06 0.63%
FYT First Trust Exchange-Traded AlphaDEX Fund 35.19 0.34%
FYX First Trust Small Cap Cr AlphaDEXFd 54.36 0.52%
GWX SPDR S&P International Small Cap 28.89 0.35% 0.59%
HAO Claymore/AlphaShares China Small Cap ETF 21.74 -3.59%
IDXJ Market Vectors ETF Trust 8.64
IEIS iShares Enhanced International Small-Cap ETF 24.58
IESM iShares U.S. ETF Trust 33.38 7.61 M 0.36%
IEUS iShares MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF 43.15 0.59%
IJR iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index 138.55 0.44% 14.17 B 0.17%
IJS iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value Idx 141.07 0.32% 3.2 B 0.3%
IJT iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Growth 151.1 0.52% 2.87 B 0.26%
IOIL Index IQ ETF Trust 12.83 0.14% 0.75%
IWC iShares Russell Microcap Index 86.55 0.61% 1.05 B 0.72%
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index 136.04 0.53% 28.53 B 0.24%
IWN iShares Russell 2000 Value Index 119.88 0.3% 5.97 B 0.36%
IWO iShares Russell 2000 Growth Index 155.58 0.82% 6.36 B 0.25%
JKJ iShares Morningstar Small Core Idx 157.68 0.45% 219.23 M 0.25%
JKK iShares Morningstar Small Growth 146.02 0.79% 137.33 M 0.3%
JKL iShares Morningstar Small Value 144.28 0.26% 358.03 M 0.3%
JSC SPDR Russell Nomura Small Cap Japan 56.87 0.55%
KROO Index IQ Australia Small Cap ETF 15.27 -1.8% 0.69%
NASH Nashville Area ETF 27.43 6.51 M
PSCC PowerShares S&P SmllCp Csmr Stpls Pfo 69.39 0.43% 0.29%
PSCD PowerShares S&P SmllCp Cnsmr Disny Ptfo 52.88 0.11% 0.29%
PSCE PowerShares S&P SllCp Egy Ptflio 21.5 -0.05% 0.29%
PSCF PowerShares S&P SllCp Ficls Ptflio 52.33 0.11% 0.5%
PSCH PowerShares S&P SmallCap Hlth Cr Ptflo 73.8 1.12% 0.29%
PSCI PowerShares S&P SmallCap Indtls Ptflio 55.96 0.14% 0.29%
PSCM PowerShares S&P SlCp Mls Ptfo 48.63 0.74% 0.29%
PSCT PowerShares S&P SmlCp Inftn Thgy Pfo 70.2 0.58% 0.29%
PSCU PowerShares S&P SmllCp Utlts Pfo 50.08 0.7% 0.29%
PXSG PowerShares Dynamic Sm. Cap Growth 26.32 0.71% 0.94%
PXSV PowerShares Dynamic Small Cap Value 30.58 0.26% 0.7%
PZI PowerShares Zacks Micro Cap 18.8 0.07% 1.21%
ROOF Index IQ ETF Trust 27.47 0.4% 0.69%
RSCO SPDR Russell Small Cap Completeness ETF 83.05
RSXJ Market Vectors ETF Trust 37.57 -0.08%
RWJ RevenueShares Small Cap Fund 68.11 0.29%
RZG Rydex S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Growth ETF 97.49 0.38% 0.35%
RZV Rydex S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value ETF 73.96 -0.22% 0.35%
SAA ProShares Ultra SmallCap600 82.46 1.85% 24.17 M 0.96%
SBB ProShares Short SmallCap600 39.27 0.15% 9.53 M 0.95%
SCHA Schwab U S Small Cap ETF 62.03 0.49% 2.08 B 0.08%
SCHC Schwab Intl Small Cap Equity ETF 28.78 0.21%
SCIF Market Vectors India Small Cap Index ETF 40 0.3%
SCIN EGA Emerging Global Shares Trust 13.68 -1.4% 0.85%
SCJ iShares MSCI Jpan Smll Cap Ind Fund 61.44 0.11% 152.88 M 0.5%
SCZ iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF 49.27 0.28% 3.93 B 0.4%
SDD ProShares UltraShort SmallCap600 20.94 -0.07% 7.92 M 0.95%
SILJ FactorShares Trust 11.32 1.25% 0.69%
SLY SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF 121.48 0.23% 0.2%
SLYG SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF 209.73 0.55% 0.25%
SLYV SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF 120.14 0.38% 0.25%
SMEZ SPDR EURO STOXX Small Cap ETF 46.3 0.65%
SMIN Ishares MSCI India Small Cap ETF 32.24 0.12% 5.96 M 0.74%
SMLV SPDR Russell 2000 Low Volatility 94.09 0.31% 0.25%
TNA Direxion Small Cap Bull 3X Shares 103.8 1.5%
TWOK SPDR Series Trust 80.44 0.74% 0.12%
TZA Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares 19.37 -1.68%
VB Vanguard Index Funds 130.12 0.43% 8.83 M 0.1%
VBK Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF 134.19 0.56% 3.91 M 0.1%
VBR Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF 122.18 0.37% 4.08 M 0.1%
VIOG Vanguard Admiral Funds 129.39 0.51% 66 M 0.23%
VIOO Vanguard Admiral Funds 125.37 0.45% 154 M 0.18%
VIOV Vanguard Admiral Funds 121.45 0.31% 88 M 0.23%
VSS Vanguard FTSE All Wd Ex US Small Cap ETF 93.08 0.41% 1.84 M 0.2%
VTWG Vanguard Scottsdale Funds 112.67 0.61% 119 M 0.2%
VTWO Vanguard Scottsdale Funds 109.02 0.52% 363 M 0.23%
VTWV Vanguard Scottsdale Funds 103.83 0.22% 61 M 0.36%
WMCR Claymore/Sabrient Stealth ETF 29.98 -1.33% 0.53%
XSLV PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II 43.4 0.25% 0.34%