iShares Russell 2000 Growth Index – ETF Trading

Russell 2000 ETF Trading

iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF Trading Defined and Explained

Russell 2000 iShares are the exchange-traded funds managed by Barclays Global Fund Advisors, a subsidiary of Barclays Global Fund Investors, N.A. The iShares Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund corresponds generally to the price and yield performance, of the small cap growth sector of the U.S. equity market. The ETF is represented by the Russell 2000 Growth Index and represents approximately 50% of the Russell 2000 Index.

The iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF tracks the performance of the 2,000 smallest firms that trade on one of the three major U.S. exchanges, and is commonly used as the benchmark against which most small-cap mutual funds are judged.

iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF Trading Prices/Rates

The ETF’s daily prices are available in most major newspapers and online. The iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF is a solid performer that allows for excellent tracking and prediction with the right tools.

The iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF is seen as an excellent choice if an ETF trader is looking to find breakout patterns and understands emerging markets.

iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF Trading Software

Knowing what is going to happen in the market is critical to profitable ETF trading. VantagePoint software forecasts the Russell 2000 ETF high and low for the next day with a very high accuracy, so you’ll know where to put your stops and whether to tighten up on them or get out of the trade immediately.

Using forecasts of market trend direction in conjunction with predicted highs and lows greatly increases the potential for successful Russell 2000 Fund ETF trades. VantagePoint even allows you to visualize forecasts and indicators graphically on your computer for ease of use.

iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF Trading News

It’s important to understand that the Russell 2000 index revises every year on July 1st. Starting in late May, Russell ranks the market caps of all stocks in the US. It then renews its indices and announces the preliminary lists by late June.

iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF Trading Information

Why is there volatility in the ETF? Well, the top-performing stocks often become too large for the Russell 2000, and thus move into the Russell 1000 (a list of the 1000 largest companies traded in the U.S.). Meanwhile, some laggards from the Russell 1000 fall back into the small-cap universe of the Russell 2000. This may be why fund managers like this index as a benchmark due to this reconstitution every year!