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Forbes  Apr 1  Comment 
Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (AMEX: IWM) where we have detected an approximate $184.2 million dollar inflow --...
Forbes  Jan 23  Comment 
A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (AMEX: IWM) shows an impressive 11.0% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.
Forbes  Jan 11  Comment 
A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM) shows an impressive 11.1% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.
Forbes  Jan 2  Comment 
Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (AMEX: IWM) where we have detected an approximate $885.0 million dollar inflow --...
Forbes  Nov 19  Comment 
Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (AMEX: IWM) where we have detected an approximate $1.5 billion dollar outflow --...
Forbes  Oct 9  Comment 
Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (AMEX: IWM) where we have detected an approximate $601.8 million dollar outflow --...
Forbes  Sep 25  Comment 
A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM) shows an impressive 12.6% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.
Forbes  Sep 21  Comment 
Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (AMEX: IWM) where we have detected an approximate $625.8 million dollar inflow --...
Forbes  Sep 17  Comment 
A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM) shows an impressive 12.7% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.
Forbes  Sep 7  Comment 
A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (AMEX: IWM) shows an impressive 12.6% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.




 
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The IShares Russell 2000 Index Fund, symbol IWM, is an exchange traded fund (ETF) designed to track the Russell 2000 Stock Index before fees and expenses. The Russell 2000 Index is a global index of small capitalization funds. IWM has been in existence since 5/22/2000.

IWM gives the investor exposure to the bulk of the U.S. small capitalization stocks. Some believe that small cap stock can give individual investors an advantage over institutional investors. Institutional investors cannot invest in small cap companies without significantly affecting the market value. Also, small cap and large cap stocks often have different cycles of advance and decline and investors may catch different cycles (preferably up cycles) by switching between large and small cap stocks.

Russell 2000 Index

The Russell 2000 Index is comprised of a subset of the Russell 3000 Index. The indexes contain 3000 and 2000 stocks respectively. The Russell 3000 stocks make up 98% of the market capitalization of all traded U.S. stocks. The Russell 2000 stocks have a total market capitalization of just 10% of the entire Russell 3000.

Here are some statistics on the Russell 2000 stocks (as of 1/31/2008):

  • Average market cap: $1.316 billion
  • Median market cap: $ 541 million
  • Largest company by market cap: $7.874 billion
  • Smallest company by market cap: $38 million

Total Returns

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Source: Russell Investments [1]

Other Russell 2000 ETFs

ETF Name Fund Manager Expense Ratio
iShares Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund (IWO)ishares0.25%
iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM)ishares0.24%
iShares Russell 2000 Value Index Fund (IWN)ishares0.33%
ProShares Short Russell 2000 ETF (RWM)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares Ultra Russell 2000 ETF (UWM)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares Ultra Russell 2000 Growth ETF (UKK)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares Ultra Russell 2000 Growth ETF (UKK)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares Ultra Russell 2000 Value ETF (UVT)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares Ultra Russell 2000 Value ETF (UVT)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares UltraShort Russell 2000 ETF (TWM)ProShares ETFs0.95%
ProShares UltraShort Russell 2000 ETF (TWM)ProShares ETFs0.95%
ProShares UltraShort Russell 2000 Growth ETF (SKK)ProShares ETFs0.95%
ProShares UltraShort Russell 2000 Growth ETF (SKK)ProShares ETFs0.95%
ProShares UltraShort Russell 2000 Value ETF (SJH)ProShares ETFs0.95%
ProShares UltraShort Russell 2000 Value ETF (SJH)ProShares ETFs0.95%
Rydex 2x Russell 2000 ETF (RRY)Rydex ETF Trust0.70%
Rydex Inverse 2x Russell 2000 ETF (RRZ)Rydex ETF Trust0.70%
Rydex Inverse 2x Russell 2000 ETF (RRZ)Rydex ETF Trust0.70%
Canadian Russell 2000 Index Fund (XSU-TSX)iShares0.35%


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