Long-term Stock Index Investing: Own the iShares Russell 2000 ETF to Track Small U.S. Stocks
The iShares Russell 2000 ETF an exchange-traded fund (ETF), that tracks 2,000 small companies that are included in the Russell 3000 Index, is a quick and easy way to own small U.S. companies. Its trading symbol is IWM Information technology is the most heavily weighed sector in IWM.
Because IWM includes some dividend-paying stocks, be sure to elect dividend reinvestment when you buy the ETF in your brokerage account. After that the actual dividend reinvestment process will be done automatically. Here is a chart of IWM dividends.
The following chart show 20-year returns for an initial $10,000 investment in IWM.
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|Price charts from Alpha Vantage as of most recent close.|