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What is IWM?

Tracking the results of some 2,000 U.S. small-cap stocks, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) is an exchange-traded fund i.e. it trades nonstop, daily, just like a stock.

Among IWM's largest holdings are consumer discretionary companies, such as Caesars Entertainment (CZR) and Penn National Gaming (PENN), as well as healthcare names, including Mirati Therapeutics (MRTX).

The Healthcare sector accounts for roughly 20% of the holdings. Consumer, IT, Financials and Industrials are the other largest sectors.

The BlackRock-run fund traces back to May 2000, a few months after the bursting of the dot com bubble. 

For the ten-year period ending Sept. 30, IWM has produced an average annualized return of 9.9%. It has nearly $50 billion in assets.

What is the price of IWM? 

At roughly $178 per share (as of mid-November 2020), IMW is up nearly 9% since the start of the year.

Most online brokerages offer the ETF at zero commission. BlackRock collects an annual 0.19% management fee, or $19 per $10,000.

Most analysts are bullish on small-cap stocks, generally, although short-term volatility is a concern. Since March of 2020, IMW is up 40%. Longer term, per various quantitative forecasts, the IMW's price is seen as likely to rise. In 14 of the 20 years it has existed, IMW has registered an increase, one quant analyst explained, assigning the vehicle’s shares a 70% probability of rising in the future.

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This article is for informational purposes only and takes no account of particular personal or market circumstances, and should not be relied upon as investment, tax, or legal advice. For investment, tax, or legal advice, and before taking any action you should consult your own advisors. Note that assets such as equities present unique risks for investors.

This content is correct as of October 2020

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