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RZG seeks to replicate a benchmark which offers exposure small cap firms that exhibit growth characteristics in the U.S. equity market. The investment thesis behind small caps is that these firms are likely to provide strong growth prospects to a portfolio and should have a much easier time growing then their large cap counterparts. However, these securities are extremely volatile and can experience large losses or gains in a very short period of time. Despite their volatility, these products should probably be in every investors' portfolio as they tend to move somewhat independently of large caps and can be a better 'pure play' on the American economy. This particular ETF, since it focuses on growth securities, has certain biases in its portfolio holdings and may not offer as much of a cross section as funds such as IWM and be more volatile as well. However, RZG is unique in the space because it implements a 'pure' system. This forces the provider to classify companies in the space as either growth or value ensuring that there is no overlap between this fund and its counterpart RZV. Thanks to this shift, this fund has substantially less securities than similar products in the space and is relatively more concentrated. In fact, RZG holds just 150 securities and puts close to 17.5% of its assets in the top ten holdings, a far cry from some funds in the space that hold over 1,200 securities. Due to this, investors should consider this fund if they are looking to only tap into growth securities and want nothing to do with value companies in the space. The fund does charge more than others in the category but its methodology may be worth it to many investors.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for RZG 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 Growth 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.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)
There are 6 other ETFs in the Small Cap Growth 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.
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