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The best small-cap index funds are the iShares Russell ETF, SPDR S&P Small Cap ETF, Vanguard Russell ETF and Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund. . ETF issuers are ranked based on their aggregate 3-month fund flows of their ETFs with exposure to Small-Cap. 3-month fund flows is a metric that can be used to gauge the perceived popularity amongst investors of different ETF issuers with ETFs that have exposure to Small-Cap. All values are in .
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Certain sectors and markets perform exceptionally well based on current market conditions and iShares Funds can benefit from that performance. Achieving such exceptional returns involves the risk of volatility and investors should not expect that such results will be repeated.
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The midpoint is the average of the bid-ask prices at 4: The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.
Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be found in the Performance section. Inception Date May 22, Shares Outstanding as of Jan 07, ,, Number of Holdings The number of holdings in the fund excluding cash positions and derivatives such as futures and currency forwards.
Closing Price as of Jan 07, Volume The average number of shares traded in a security across all U. If a portfolio's return bore no relationship to the market's returns, its R-squared would be 0. Duration A measure of the sensitivity of bond—and bond mutual fund—prices to interest rate movements. Average effective maturity taxable bond funds and balanced funds except Tax-Managed Balanced Average Effective Maturity is defined as the average length of time until fixed income securities held by a fund reach maturity and are repaid, taking into consideration that an action such as a call or refunding may cause some bonds to be repaid before they mature.
Average stated maturity municipal bond funds and Tax-Managed Balanced Average stated maturity represents the average of the stated maturity dates for all fixed income securities held by the fund. Average maturity money market funds only Average maturity represents the weighted average maturity of the fund's holdings using the date of the next interest rate adjustment for certain adjustable-rate securities held by the fund.
Yield to maturity The rate of return an investor would receive if the securities held by a portfolio were held to their maturity dates. Purchase fee A charge assessed by an intermediary, such as a broker-dealer or a bank, for assisting in the sale or purchase of a security. Redemption fee A fee charged by some mutual funds and brokers when an investor sells shares within a specified, usually short, period of time.
When charged by a mutual fund, a redemption fee differs from a back-end load because the money is paid back into the fund. Mutual funds generally adopt such fees to discourage market-timing. Ex-dividend date The date when a security trades without its next scheduled dividend payment, reducing its opening price by the amount of that dividend payment. A buyer who purchases the security on its ex-dividend date will not receive the dividend payment; a seller who sells the security on that day will receive the dividend payment.
Record date The date used to determine who is eligible to receive a company or fund's next distribution of dividends or capital gains. Payable date The date when dividends or capital gains are paid to shareholders. For Vanguard mutual funds, the payable date is usually within two to four days of the record date. The payable date also refers to the date on which a declared stock dividend or bond interest payment is scheduled to be paid. Reinvest date The date on which an investment's dividend or capital gains income is reinvested, if requested by the shareholder, to purchase additional shares.
Also known as the ex-dividend date. Distribution yield The fund's current monthly income dividend per share, annualized by dividing by the number of days in the month and multiplying by as a percentage of the fund's average NAV during the month. Intraday optimized value ticker Intraday Optimized Value IOV , also known as the Intraday Indicative Value IIV , is the calculated per share price of the ETF which is published every 15 seconds based on the last sale price of each of the underlying securities in the portfolio basket, plus any estimated cash amounts associated with the creation unit.
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Contact your sales rep for additional details. All other average annual and cumulative total returns shown are blended returns of the historical performance of Institutional Shares and the fund's Investor Shares.
The first-quarter and calendar-year annual returns are also blended returns of the historical performance of Institutional Shares and Investor Shares. All other quarterly and calendar-year annual returns reflect Investor Shares' historical performance. Since-inception performance is from the fund's Investor Shares inception on May 8, All other average annual and cumulative total returns shown are blended returns of the historical performance of Admiral Shares and the fund's Investor Shares.
The fourth-quarter and calendar-year annual returns are also blended returns of the historical performance of Admiral Shares and Investor Shares. Since-inception performance is from the fund's Investor Shares inception on September 6, All other average annual and cumulative total returns shown are blended returns of the historical performance of Institutional Plus Shares and the fund's Institutional Shares.
The first-quarter and calendar-year annual returns are also blended returns of the historical performance of Institutional Plus Shares and Institutional Shares. All other quarterly and calendar-year annual returns reflect Institutional Share's historical performance. Since-inception performance is from the fund's Institutional Shares inception on September 18,
All other quarterly and calendar-year annual returns reflect Institutional Share's historical performance. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors.
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