Forget U.S., International Small-Cap ETFs Are Hitting Highs

Schwab International Small-Cap Equity ETF (SCHC - Free Report)

The fund holds about 1839 stocks. Japan (19.67%), Canada (16.19%) and United Kingdom (15.61%) are the top three geographical regions covered by the fund.  

iShares Edge MSCI Multi-Factor International SmallCap ETF (ISCF - Free Report)

The fund gives high exposure to four investment style factors: value, quality, momentum and low size. The fund charges 40 bps in fees and yields about 2.06% annually. No stock accounts for more than 1.00% of the portfolio. Japan (34.4%) and U.K. (20.1%) are the top two economies of the fund.

SPDR S&P International Small Cap ETF (GWX - Free Report)

The fund holds more than 2300 stocks in its portfolio. No stock accounts for more than 0.41% of the fund. The product is heavy on Japan (37.5%) and South Korea (10.9%). It charges 89 bps in fees.      

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US SmallCap ETF (VSS - Free Report)

The fund holds about 3569 stocks. Japan, Canada and the U.K. have a double-digit weight in the fund. It is also a low-cost option charging only 13 bps in annual fees.

iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF (SCZ - Free Report)

This ETF targets the small-cap segment of the developed market space. Holding about 1,612 stocks in its basket, SCZ is highly represented by Japan (30.6%) and the U.K. (17.7%) with Germany taking a distant third position (6.9%). The fund eliminates company-specific concentration. Expense ratio comes in at 0.40% (read:Forget Hedge Funds: Buy These ETFs Generating Sizable Alpha).

 

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