FYC looks to track an index which offers exposure to small cap firms that exhibit growth characteristics in the American equity market. The investment idea behind small caps is that these firms are likely to provide quality 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, focuses on a modified equal-dollar weighted index, the Defined Small Cap Growth Index, which seeks to select stocks from the S&P Small Cap 600 that may be able to generate alpha relative to traditional indexes. As a result, this fund is far less diversified than other products in the space and it charges a much higher expense ratio, one that is nearly three times higher than other funds in the space. However, the fund does do a decent job of removing some of the worst securities from the index and it may be a decent choice for those looking for greater exposure to small cap growth equities with lower levels of risk. Nevertheless, cost conscious investors should probably look elsewhere to a fund like VBK or VIOG instead.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FYC 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
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This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 13 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.
This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.