Small Cap ETFs Bounce Back Faster

The recent rally in equities has seen small cap ETFs outpace their larger cousins.

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Since the equity markets bottomed on March 9, the iShares S&P SmallCap 600 (IJR) is up 37% compared to a 26% gain for the iShares S&P 500 (IVV) over the same period.

Part of the reason small caps are climbing faster and farther than large caps is because they fell harder in the last down leg.  From the beginning of the year to March 9, IJR was down 33% compared to 27% for IVV.

Top holdings in the $3.5 billion IJR fund include Atmos EnergySenior Housing Property TrustPiedmont Natural GasMicros Systems andVarian Semiconductor.

The top holdings in the $16 billion IVV fund include some of the world’s largest companies including Exxon MobilProcter & GambleAT&TJohnson & Johnson and Microsoft.

For more, see the ETF Directory for a complete listing of Market-Cap ETFs.