iShares

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iShares

A family of exchange-traded funds that tracks various stock or bond markets. iShares can be traded like stocks or other securities and operate much like mutual funds but without any net asset value. The largest issuer of exchange-traded funds, iShare funds are traded on several stock exchanges globally.

iShares

Exchange-traded funds with portfolios based on a series of stock indexes including the S&P indexes, the Dow Jones indexes, and the Russell indexes. iShares are also available for MSCI foreign indexes. Shares of each fund represent proportional ownership of individual stocks that make up the index on which the fund is based. iShares were developed by Barclays Global Investors and are mostly traded on the American Stock Exchange.
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In spite of a relatively better index performance, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) was also among the notable outflows.
The group includes Apple Inc, Bank of America Corp, BP Plc, Citigroup Inc, iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Fund, SPDR Gold Trust, the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund Powershares QQQ Trust fund, SPDR S&P 500 Trust fund and the Financial Select Sector SPDR fund.
The iSHARES Russell 2000 security had 117,350,000 shares outstanding at the end of 2005, a rise from 4,500,000 when it was debuted in 2000.
On the redemptions side, the iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA) and iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) were nearly half of total outflows, with the EFA over 34% of redemptions alone.
The iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) is one of just three small-cap ETFs with an "overweight" recommendation from S&P's new qualitative and quantitative ETF assessment tool, which takes into account the outlook for the members of the index which the ETF tracks, as well as historically based measures of cost, risk, and performance.
Funds seeing significant creations include the other major indexes such as the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ), iShares Russell 2000 ETF (RUT), and SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (DIA).
The iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD), iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM), and iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (IWF) saw outflows comprising over 43% of redemptions.
And although the S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY) and iShares Russell 2000 small-cap ETF (IWM) have lagged, both have been trending higher over the past two months.
BlackRock also had a big loser in its iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM), with outflows of $1.