Daily Stock Pick: May 20th, 2021

Stocks were relatively flat this morning after yesterday’s wild ride.  A sudden and steep drop in Bitcoin was one contributing factor to an early morning exodus out of the speculative areas of the market in yesterday’s session.  

 Following a tumultuous and turbulent year in 2020, the US economy appears to be on track for a strong turnaround in 2021.  Many investors are once again willing to take bets on small-cap stocks during these stages of economic growth cycles.  The Russell 2000 has gained 23% in the last six months, outpacing the large-cap S&P 500, which has gained 16%. 

Because of their size, small-cap stocks have strong, albeit volatile, growth potential.  If you’re interested in adding small-cap stocks to your portfolio but want to cut back on the volatility, our trade alert for today is just for you.


iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR)

The largest small-cap focused fund on Wall Street with over $60 billion in assets under management. The investment thesis behind a small cap investment is the growth factor that comes along with these securities. While mega cap firms have already hit their peak, many of these companies may be well on their way to becoming the next large cap, and this product gives investors access to over 600 of them.

IJR tends to spread its investments across several market sectors, though it slightly favors the technology and industrial segments. This fund will make for a good investment for traders looking for growth and are aware of the risks that come along with investing in a small cap ETF.

iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR) Data Summary

  • Weighted Average Market Cap  $2.68B
  • Price / Earnings Ratio   -66.84
  • Price / Book Ratio  2.40
  • YTD Daily Total Return  21.69%
  • Yield  0.94%
  • Expense Ratio  0.06%
  • Net Assets   69.14B
  • Number of Holdings  601
  • Top Holdings  BlackRock Cash Funds Treasury SL Agency Shares (XTSLA), Gamestop (GME), Crocs (CROX)

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