This ETF is linked to an index which tracks the performance of small cap U.S. stocks. The investment thesis behind a small cap investment is the growth factor that comes along with these securities. While mega cap firms have already hit their peak, many of these companies may be well on their way to becoming the next large cap, and this product gives investors access to over 600 of them. The downside to small cap investing is that these companies carry a fair amount of risk; because they are so small, the slightest change in regulations or anything specific to an individual company could send share prices plummeting. While some exposure to these small companies is healthy for a portfolio, the allocation should be kept low as this ETF will likely exhibit a high amount of volatility as well as being incredibly risky. IJR tends to spread its investments across several market sectors, though it slightly favors the technology and industrial segments. This fund will make for a good investment for traders looking for growth and are aware of the risks that come along with investing in a small cap ETF.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IJR on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Small Cap Blend Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
There are 8 other ETFs in the Small Cap Blend Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of IJR relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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