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Subject: Choosing Small Value ETFs Date: 5/12/2012 2:35 PM
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Ticker Cor13 Cor21 Cor34 Cor55 Name Last 3mAvg$Vol Notes

IWN 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 iShares Russell 2000 Value Index - IWN $70 125,839,205 as good a category proxy as any
VBR 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 Vanguard Small Cap Value ETF - VBR $68 7,816,777 redundant to the more liquid IWN

IJS 1.00 0.99 1.00 1.00 iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value Index - IJS $75 18,012,050 tracks much like IWN
SLYV 0.99 0.97 0.99 0.98 SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF - SLYV $72 583,908 redundant to the more liquid IJS
VIOV 0.97 0.95 0.97 0.97 Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value Idx E - VIOV $64 126,893 redundant to the more liquid IJS

DES 0.99 0.95 0.98 0.98 WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend - DES $48 1,815,940 redundant to the more liquid IWN or IJS
JKL 1.00 0.98 0.98 0.97 iShares Morningstar Small Value Index - JKL $85 865,873 redundant to the more liquid IWN or IJS

RZV 0.97 0.88 0.95 0.92 Guggenheim S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Value - RZV $37 553,610 worth looking at for its volatility
PXSV 0.99 0.98 0.99 0.98 PowerShares Fundamental Pure Small Val - PXSV $16 334,420 mostly redundant to RZV
PZI 0.99 0.96 0.98 0.96 PowerShares Zacks Micro Cap - PZI $11 143,795 very similar to PXSV

BDCS 0.75 0.55 0.81 0.81 UBS E-TRACS Wells Fargo Bus Dev Comp E - BDCS $22 94,190 too illiquid
VTWV 0.88 0.89 0.96 0.95 Vanguard Russell 2000 Value Index ETF - VTWV $60 87,085 too illiquid

RFV 0.96 0.94 0.97 0.94 Guggenheim S&P Midcap 400 Pure Value - RFV $34 370,661 Yahoo mis-classifies this as Small Value


The data is from Yahoo Finance, and it was reformatted in Excel and MetaStock. I'm grinding through the 1,427 ETFs Yahoo lists to create a trading universe for myself. I don't care anything about past performance. I need 'liquid' and 'volatile', i.e., something than can be traded (long or short) off of 1-minute charts in a 15-minute time frame and make decent money. But I'm willing to look further afield than just the 2xs and 3xs. Hence, I'm grinding through all of Yahoo's categories to see what's available. For "Small Cap Value", just IWN would be good enough. But RZV is intriguing, too, and it would be worth the effort to dig into its prospectus and schedule of holding to see how it differs from IWN.

Charlie
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