Asset Class ETFs: Small, Medium and Large | ETF Trends

The exchange traded fund (ETF) universe has basically every asset class covered. All that’s left is for you to shift through the products and pick out ones that suit your needs.


Bob Wyckoff, a partner/owner at asset management firm Tweedy Browne, remarked large-cap blue chip stocks, which are relatively cheap, may begin to overshadow small-caps and mid-caps, which have shown remarkable performance in the last few years, according to Financial Advisor.

Large-caps are so appealing because they’re large companies that aren’t growing as much anymore. They can give your portfolio stability and even provide some decent dividends in a favorable environment.

  • SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEArca: SPY): It’s not only the grandaddy of all ETFs, it’s the largest ETF, period. If you want exposure to the 500 largest companies and play the economic recovery, then this fund delivers it with a competitive 0.10% expense ratio.
  • Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF (NYSEArca: SCHG): Schwab’s large-cap ETF comes in with an expense ratio of 0.13%. It also gives almost the same level of exposure to large-caps that SPY does, with 432 holdings.

Mid-Caps & Small-Caps