iShares S&P MidCap 400 Index Fund ETFFund
- Change -1.68 (-1.2%)
- Volume 0.84 M
4:00 PM EDT Sep 4, 2015
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- Assets $25,057.7M
- Expense Ratio 0.12%
- Yield 1.47%
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US Equity ETF
iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The ETF tracks the performance of the S&P MidCap 400 Index. The ETF holds mid-cap U.S. stocks. Its investments are chosen using a representative sampling strategy to track the Index. The ETF weights the holdings using a market capitalization methodology and rebalances quarterly.
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09-01-2015 04:15 PM by Tom Lydon
Investors may target middle capitalization stocks through exchange traded funds to capture attractive risk-adjusted returns. "Sometimes referred to as the market's sweet spot, mid-cap stocks are positioned in a way that gives them the potential to achieve impressive risk-adjus...
08-26-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Middle-capitalization stocks and exchange traded funds have attracted greater interest over the years with their better risk-adjusted returns. Following the market's recent tumble, mid-caps are falling out of favor, but that could be opening the door to opportunity with select ET...
08-20-2015 03:45 PM by Tom Lydon
As the U.S. dollar strengthens against a basket of foreign currencies, large-cap companies and asset category-related exchange traded funds could be exposed to currency risks. According to S&P Dow Jones Indices, S&P 500 companies generated 52.2% of their revenue in the...
06-29-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded fund investors who are still interested in U.S. equities exposure should focus on the smaller segment of Corporate America. "For equity exposure, stay here in the U.S.," with an emphasis toward smaller stocks, Jim McCaughan, chief executive of Principal Global ...
06-04-2015 02:50 PM by Todd Shriber
The S&P 500, the benchmark U.S. equity index, now has $7.8 trillion following it with $2.16 trillion of that coming by way of exchange traded funds, mutual funds and other investment products, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Of the seven largest U.S.-listed ETFs, i...
05-07-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Middle-capitalization stocks and exchange traded funds have attracted greater interest over the years with their better risk-adjusted returns. However, investors may not want to overweight the asset category as valuations are looking pricey. There are a number of broad mid-cap...
04-24-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As the U.S. dollar strengthens against foreign currencies and hurts Corporate America's overseas profits, equity investors should consider small- and mid-cap exchange traded funds that track companies doing more business at home. For instance, the iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ...
03-17-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
While the U.S. dollar strengthens, investors should consider mid- and small-cap exchange traded funds that cover companies with little or no international sales exposure to capture the continued U.S. expansion. For instance, the iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: IJH)...
02-24-2015 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber
With the Russell 2000, the benchmark small-cap index, up 2.4% this year, investors are again warming to smaller stocks. Strength in small-caps also gives investors the opportunity to examine small-cap exchange traded ETFs because what appear to be slight differences on the surfac...
02-23-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Middle-capitalization stocks and asset category exchange traded funds are leading the charge as investors focus on companies better positioned to capitalize on continued U.S. growth. For instance, the iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: IJH) and SPDR S&P MidCap 400...
01-28-2015 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The appreciating U.S. dollar is taking its toll on larger companies' revenue with significant overseas exposure. On the other hand, mid- and small-cap exchange traded funds track companies that expand with the growing U.S. economy. After companies like Procter & Gamble (NY...
12-16-2014 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded fund investors can customize their investment exposure with various asset class categories. For instance, there are three options that track the S&P MidCap 400 index, but the ETFs are not all the same. The SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (NYSEArca: MDY) is the ...
11-07-2014 01:22 PM by Todd Shriber
Late Thursday, the Securities and Exchange Commission again sent shockwaves through the exchange traded products industry by approving Eaton Vance's (NYSE: EV) for exchange-traded managed funds (ETMFs), a type of exchange traded product that does not disclose its holdings on a da...
10-29-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Instead of compiling market segments and sectors into a comprehensive equities portfolio, investors should utilize broad index-based exchange traded fund as an efficient way to capture broad market exposure. "For taxable accounts, a broad index fund is a better option for inve...
10-28-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
So far, so good. Of the S&P 500 components that have reported third-quarter earnings, multi-national companies revealed a limited effect from a strong U.S. dollar on overseas revenue. However, exchange traded funds that track large multi-national U.S. companies could begin to...
09-03-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Still overlooked by many investors, mid-cap stocks and the corresponding exchange traded funds continue delivering impressive performances, proving that ignoring mid-caps can prove hazardous to a portfolio's health. Over the past three months, the SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (...
07-14-2014 01:24 PM by Todd Shriber
So much for the summer doldrums. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is sitting on a triple-digit gain, having earlier touched a new intraday record high during Monday's trading session. While the S&P 500 has another eight points to go to get back to its record high touched o...
07-01-2014 02:36 PM by Todd Shriber
BlackRock's (NYSE: BLK) iShares unit, the world's largest issuer of exchange traded funds, was the leading gather of ETF assets in the second quarter. iShares pulled in $21.4 billion in new ETF assets during the April through June period, besting rival Vanguard by nearly 18%, ...
07-01-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Due to compelling valuations and amid expectations of robust economic growth for the second quarter and second half, some analysts are bullish on mid-cap stocks and exchange traded funds. "S&P Capital IQ believes mid-cap stocks, which have a combination of strong earnings ...
03-03-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
After stumbling earlier this year, equities are recovering with mid-cap exchange traded funds coming out on top. Mid-cap stocks and ETFs are outperforming other asset class categories year-to-date. The S&P MidCap 400 Index has gained 2.4% so far this year, but the S&P ...
10-03-2013 03:30 PM by Gary Gordon
If one focused his/her attention solely on year-to-date performance, he/she might eschew foreign stock ETFs altogether. With the S&P 500 SPDR Trust (SPY) and the iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 (IJH) garnering 18% and 22% respectively, who needs to dabble in emerging markets? Aft...
08-21-2013 04:27 PM by Tom Lydon
Being stuck in the middle may not be so bad for mid-cap stock exchange traded funds that have outperformed their larger counterparts and experienced less volatility than smaller companies. "There's a case to be made for midcap stocks to be in a sweet spot for investors," Todd ...
03-25-2013 02:48 PM by Tom Lydon
When constructing a well diversified exchange traded fund portfolio, it is important to maintain strong "core" allocations before diverging off the beaten path. "Ideal strategic 'core' portfolios give broadly diversified exposure to an entire asset class," according to Morning...
03-01-2013 12:21 PM by Tom Lydon
Diversified ETFs are a great way to buy the total U.S. stock market. However, mid-cap and small-cap ETFs provide a way to focus on particular market segments . "Mid caps are considered too big and safe for those seeking volatile small cap exposures, while they are often co...
01-16-2013 10:47 AM by Tom Lydon
Mid-cap stocks are posting highs in 2013, with focused exchange traded funds rallying along side them. This asset class could be a happy medium for an uncertain stock market. "These middle of the road securities, as represented by the benchmark S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index, are n...
11-05-2012 07:40 AM by Tom Lydon
After Vanguard and Charles Schwab aggressively cut expense ratios in the so-called exchange traded fund fee war, BlackRock's iShares responded with low fees on its line of "core" funds. For the long-term investor, the price cuts will translate to a nice bundle of extra cash. T...
02-17-2012 10:22 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Earlier this week we noticed sizable outflows in one of the largest and well known equity exchange traded funds out there, SPDR S&P Midcap 400 (NYSEArca: MDY). The fund has seen at least $600 million exit this week via redemption activity as it challenges its highest price le...
01-04-2012 10:11 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Sticking with yesterday's theme of recapping how various index methodologies performed in the U.S. large cap core equity space in 2011, today we examine exchange traded funds that focus on mid cap stocks. A dividend weighted approach, DON (WisdomTree Mid Cap Dividend), fared v...
07-18-2011 09:49 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
In late 2009, Charles Schwab Investment Management forayed into the exchange traded fund market by unveiling some of the lowest cost, if not the lowest cost index ETFs in various slices of the market including U.S. large, mid, and small-cap equity, U.S. REITs, fixed income, and i...
04-26-2011 03:06 PM by Tom Lydon
A centuries-old adage seems to hold true for a seasonal trend in the stock market. Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor's Equity Research, uses the old quote to best describe the next few months: "Sell in May and go away. Do not return until St. Lege...
03-15-2011 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon
As investors start to diversify their equity holdings, medium-sized companies and mid-cap exchange traded funds (ETFs) are standing out and experiencing greater flows of cash into the asset class. In February, mid-cap ETFs experienced five times the amount of new investment in...
11-27-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Over the long run, U.S. equities have provided a sizable return, but short-term volatility may make or break investments in the market and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Investors should invest intelligently to maximize potential gains in U.S. stocks. Inflation poses a short-te...
09-21-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Like middle children, it's easy for mid-cap exchange traded funds (ETFs) to get lost in the shuffle between the larger and smaller corporations. But mid-caps have a role, too, and shouldn't be neglected. Mid-cap ETFs generally are intended to add diversification to a broader l...
10-30-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
When we listen to the news, we mostly hear about large, brand-name companies. However, mid-sized companies and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have shown some decent gains as the economy rights itself. According to Will McClatchy for ETFZone, overweighting or underweighti...
09-25-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Mid-cap stocks and the related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have enjoyed the same rally as the broader market, but is there enough power behind them to sustain the momentum they have? Mid-cap stocks and companies have done well as the broader market has recovered: in the las...
Number of Holdings: 403
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|Oil & Gas Services & Equip||1.7%|
|Containers & Packaging||1.5%|
|Flow Control Equipment||1.4%|
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Number of Holdings: 403
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|0.7%||JAH||Jarden Corp||Real Estate||11605000||United States|
|0.6%||HOLX||Hologic Inc||Real Estate||11785000||United States|
|0.6%||LKQ||LKQ Corp||Real Estate||9629000||United States|
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|0.6%||WAB||Wabtec Corp/DE||Real Estate||9506000||United States|
|0.6%||HFC||HollyFrontier Corp||Real Estate||9566000||United States|
|0.6%||FRT||Federal Realty Inves...||Real Estate||9385000||United States|
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