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Small-Cap Value and Chinese ETFs Among Highlights in our Top ETF Ideas of the Week

Jun 18, 2019

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Top ETF Ideas for the Week

Name Ticker Size Exposure Smart Beta Rating Trading Signal
SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF SLY SMID-Cap Best Buy
iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF EWGS SMID-Cap Best Buy
Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF VBR SMID-Cap Best Buy
iShares China Large-Cap ETF FXI Large-Cap Best Buy
John Hancock Multifactor Small Cap ETF JHSC SMID-Cap Best Buy

Source: ETF Global
 

  • Small-cap focused ETFs continue to be the favorite strategy with the Quantamize models with four of the five top ETF ideas highlighted above owning small-cap stocks.
  • Within a small-cap investment strategy, the Quantamize models highlight opportunity in German small-cap stocks and US value small-cap stocks with the iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF (EWGS) and the Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF (VBR) each receiving a “BUY” trading signal and a “Best” Smart Beta rating from the Quantamize models.  
  • There may also be significant opportunity in multi-factor investing within US small-cap stocks with the John Hancock Multi-Factor Small-Cap ETF (JHSC) receiving a “BUY” trading signal and a “Best” Smart Beta rating from the Quantamize models.
     
  • Investors who maintain a bullish outlook for Chinese stocks should consider buying the iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI), as it receives a “BUY” trading signal and a “Best” Smart Beta rating from the Quantamize models. This could be a strong contrarian play as negative sentiment related to US-China trade negotiations continues to drag on demand for Chinese stocks, which is apparent in FXI’s negative 3-month outflows of $557.8 million.
     

Fund Flows for Top ETF Ideas for the Week

Name Ticker 1-Day
Fund Flow ($)
1-Week
Fund Flow ($)
1-Month
Fund Flow ($)
3-Month
Fund Flow ($)
Assets Under
Management ($ billions)
Net
Expense Ratio (%)
SPDR S&P 600 Small CapETF SLY $0 $0 $16,206,355 $19,684,560 $1.23 0.15%
iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF EWGS $0 $0 -$2,679,035 -$2,679,035 $0.04 0.59%
Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF VBR -$41,627,136 -$57,321,386 $24,993,684 -$366,906,019 $12.98 0.07%
iShares China Large-Cap ETF FXI $0 $0 -$246,102,525 -$557,802,900 $5.28 0.74%
John Hancock Multifactor Small Cap ETF JHSC $0 $0 $5,716,277 -$28,642,081 $0.41 0.50%

 

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