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Should Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF (RWJ) Be on Your Investing Radar?

If you're interested in broad exposure to the Small Cap Blend segment of the US equity market, look no further than the Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF (RWJ), a passively managed exchange traded fund launched on 02/22/2008.

The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $648.43 million, making it one of the average sized ETFs attempting to match the Small Cap Blend segment of the US equity market.

Why Small Cap Blend

With more potential comes more risk, and small cap companies, with market capitalization below $2 billion, epitomizes this way of thinking.

Blend ETFs are aptly named, since they tend to hold a mix of growth and value stocks, as well as show characteristics of both kinds of equities.

Costs

When considering an ETF's total return, expense ratios are an important factor, and cheaper funds can significantly outperform their more expensive counterparts in the long term if all other factors remain equal.

Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 0.39%, putting it on par with most peer products in the space.

It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 0.50%.

Sector Exposure and Top Holdings

Even though ETFs offer diversified exposure that minimizes single stock risk, investors should also look at the actual holdings inside the fund. Luckily, most ETFs are very transparent products that disclose their holdings on a daily basis.

This ETF has heaviest allocation to the Consumer Discretionary sector--about 25.90% of the portfolio. Industrials and Financials round out the top three.

Looking at individual holdings, United Natural Foods Inc (UNFI) accounts for about 3.34% of total assets, followed by Macy's Inc (M) and Core-Mark Holding Co Inc (CORE).

The top 10 holdings account for about 15.99% of total assets under management.

Performance and Risk

RWJ seeks to match the performance of the OFI Revenue Weighted Small Cap Index before fees and expenses. The OFI Revenue Weighted Small Cap Index is constructed by re-weighting the constituent securities of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index according to the revenue earned by the companies in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.

The ETF has added about 42.13% so far this year and is up roughly 95.07% in the last one year (as of 07/26/2021). In the past 52-week period, it has traded between $57.89 and $126.04.

The ETF has a beta of 1.50 and standard deviation of 34.29% for the trailing three-year period, making it a high risk choice in the space. With about 602 holdings, it effectively diversifies company-specific risk.

Alternatives

Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF carries a Zacks ETF Rank of 3 (Hold), which is based on expected asset class return, expense ratio, and momentum, among other factors. Thus, RWJ is a reasonable option for those seeking exposure to the Style Box - Small Cap Blend area of the market. Investors might also want to consider some other ETF options in the space.

The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) and the iShares Core S&P SmallCap ETF (IJR) track a similar index. While iShares Russell 2000 ETF has $66.01 billion in assets, iShares Core S&P SmallCap ETF has $67.52 billion. IWM has an expense ratio of 0.19% and IJR charges 0.06%.

Bottom-Line

Retail and institutional investors increasingly turn to passively managed ETFs because they offer low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency; these kind of funds are also excellent vehicles for long term investors.

To learn more about this product and other ETFs, screen for products that match your investment objectives and read articles on latest developments in the ETF investing universe, please visit Zacks ETF Center.


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Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF (RWJ): ETF Research Reports
 
Macys, Inc. (M): Free Stock Analysis Report
 
CoreMark Holding Company, Inc. (CORE): Free Stock Analysis Report
 
United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI): Free Stock Analysis Report
 
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM): ETF Research Reports
 
iShares Core S&P SmallCap ETF (IJR): ETF Research Reports
 
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