|Bid||72.83 x 1200|
|Ask||0.00 x 1400|
|Day's Range||76.81 - 77.73|
|52 Week Range||58.62 - 77.73|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.15%|
The S&P SmallCap 600 Index has outperformed the benchmark S&P 500 Index of large-cap companies by 9.5% from February through May, marking an outperformance at the three-month premium level last seen since May 2002, according to a S&P Dow Jones Indices note. The SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF (SLY), iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR) and Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF (VIOO) , which all track the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, have increased 10.4% over the past three months, whereas the S&P 500 gained 2.6%. Jodie Gunzberg, Managing Director, Head of U.S. Equities, S&P Dow Jones Indices, pointed to a number of supporting factors that have helped small-caps outperform and may continue to bolster this market category ahead.
State Street Corp.'s State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the third-largest U.S. exchange traded fund issuer, said it is lowering the expense ratios on two of its ETFs. Effective July 31, the SPDR Barclays Issuer Scored Corporate Bond ETF (CBND) will charge 0.06% per year, or $6 on a $10,000 investment, down from its current fee of 0.16%. CBND, which recently turned seven years old, follows the Bloomberg Barclays Issuer Scored Corporate Index.
Small-capitalization stocks are breaking out with energy companies leading the charge. Investors interested in gaining targeted exposure to this small-cap segment can look to sector-specific exchange traded funds. The Russell 2000 and S&P 600 Small-Cap indices are breaking into new record highs as energy shares led recent gains on the recent jump in oil prices, which analysts argue should boost earnings forecasts for the sector, Reuters reports.
The Federal Reserve typically hikes interest rates to obviate an overheating economy during the later stages of an economic cycle, typically foreshadowing the eventual end of a bull market. Nevertheless, ...