ETF Spotlight: German Small-Caps | ETF Trends

ETF Spotlight on the Market Vectors Germany Small-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: GERJ), part of an ongoing series.

Assets: $5.9 million

Objective: The Market Vectors Germany Small-Cap fund tries to reflect the performance of the Market Vectors Germany Small-Cap Index, which is comprised of small-capitalization companies domiciled and primarily listed in Germany or generate the majority of revenue in Germany.

Holdings: Top holdings include Symrise Ag 4.4%, Wirecard Ag 4.0%, Freenet Ag 3.7%, Deutsche Wohnen 3.5% and Stada Arzneimittel Ag 3.3%.

What You Should Know:

  • Van Eck Global’s Market Vectors sponsors the fund. [ETF Chart of the Day: Going With Germany]
  • GERJ has a 0.55% expense ratio.
  • The fund has 85 components, and the top ten make up 31.3% of the overall portfolio.
  • The ETF includes companies based outside of Germany, but these firms generate revenue there.
  • Country allocations include Germany 85.9%, Austria 2.2%, Luxembourg 1.8%, Canada 1.0%, U.K. 0.8%, U.S. 0.8%, China 0.6% and Netherlands 0.5%.
  • Sector allocations include industrials 27.4%, financials 18.4%, information technology 14.6%, consumer discretionary 13.2%, health care 11.9%, materials 8.7%, telecom services 5.7% and energy 0.2%.
  • Market capitalization breakdown includes mid-caps 62.8%, small-caps 35.1% and micro-caps 2.1%.
  • GERJ is down 0.2% in the last month, up 8.1% over the past three months and up 29.2% year-to-date.
  • Germany is the largest Eurozone economy.

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