The iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (AMEX:IWM) is the second highest volume ETF - second only to the SPDR S&P 500 (AMEX:SPY), calculated by taking the total dollar amount traded in the last 20 trading sessions and multiplying each day's volume by the closing price on that date.
This particular ETF has traded $81.5 billion over the calculated time period.
The iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund, created in May 2000, corresponds to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the small-cap sector of the United States equities market as represented by the Russell 2000 Index.
The underlying index represents approximately two thousand of the smallest companies in the Russell 3000 Index and gauges the performance of the small-cap sector of the Us equities market.
This ETF has an expense ratio of .28% and a market cap of $13.92 billion.
As an interesting note, according to data provided to ETFChannel.com by ShortSqueeze.com, there are 193,170,200 shares short of the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund, or 97.6% of the shares outstanding.
Some top holdings are Tibco Software (NASDAQ:TIBX), Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ:RVBD), Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) and Sotheby's (NYSE:BID).
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