| iShares Russell 2000 ETF is an open-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of small-capitalization U.S. equities, as represented by the Russell 2000® Index (the Index). The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. Due to the use of representative sampling, the Fund may or may not hold all of the securities that are included in the Index. As of Mar 31 2016, the Fund had total assets of $29,819,514,409. The Average Annual Return Russell 2000 is shown above.
The Average Annual Return on the Average Annual Return Russell 2000 page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the annualized return over the past ten years (or specified start date) for a given investment
(up to the end of prior trading session recorded). Arguably, choosing ten years for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand provides a sufficiently long window
to capture long-term trends.
Thus, researching Average Annual Returns is good practice for investors — whether Average Annual Return Russell 2000 or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's annualized return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the IWM average annual return calculation with any dividends reinvested as applicable (on ex-dates).