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  • Manage Micro-Caps With These ETFs

    05-24-2016 08:10 AM by Tom Lydon

    Small-cap stocks are known to be volatile, so it stands to reason to that micro-caps are seen as not for the faint of heart, but investors can mute some of that volatility by eliminating stock-picking and opting for a passive approach. That can include the iShares Micro-Cap ET...

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  • Play Small Company Stocks with Broad Small-Cap ETFs

    09-30-2014 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    For those who can stomach high volatility, small-capitalization stocks can provide people the opportunity to invest in tomorrow's next big thing. However, it is time-consuming and difficult to pick and choose small companies, so investors may be better off with a broad asset cate...

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  • Micro-Cap ETFs Outperforming Other Asset Categories

    03-21-2014 02:37 PM by Tom Lydon

    In the equities market, stocks of varying market capitalization come with different levels of risk and rewards. So far this year, riskier micro-capitalization weighted exchange traded funds have been outpacing all other asset categories. Micro-cap companies have a market capit...

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  • A Different, Stealthier Spin on the January Effect

    01-21-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The S&P 500 is off 0.6% to start 2014, and with that, there would appear to be diminished chances for a legitimate January Effect to materialize. After all, time is running out on January, but there is some good news and it may not be getting the attention it deserves. The...

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  • A Few of 2012s Best Market ETFs Repeated in 2013

    12-11-2013 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    The S&P 500 is up 23.3% year-to-date, but scores of broad-based, or so-called market, exchange traded funds have done even better. Whether it has been an equal-weight ETF, one that is benchmarked to an intelligent index, a fund comprised of spin-offs or companies that eage...

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  • Small-Cap and Micro-Cap ETFs

    02-11-2013 01:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    As we look forward to better economic growth, investors are regaining their risk appetite. Consequently, small- and micro-capitalization stocks and exchange traded funds are gaining momentum. Small and microcap stocks, which have market capitalizations of about $50 million to ...

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  • Microcap ETFs for a Market Rebound

    06-11-2012 09:29 AM by Tom Lydon

    Last week's rally and news of a Spanish banking bailout over the weekend have raised hopes the market is recovering rather than experiencing a dead-cat bounce. Investors should keep a close eye on microcap ETFs tracking the market's smallest stocks because they usually lead wh...

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  • ETFs vs. Index Funds

    06-07-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds have brought passive indexing, low cost and diversification qualities to the average retail investor to the dismay of some managers of traditional mutual funds. Take, for instance, one of the first index fund portfolio pioneers, Dimensional Fund Advisors,...

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  • Why Micro-Cap ETFs May Be Overlooked

    04-22-2011 07:40 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in micro-cap stocks haven't been as successful as those tracking larger companies, at least in terms of gathering assets. Now, some analysts argue that when it comes to investing in micro-caps, it's worth it to pay the higher fees of tr...

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  • Mitigate the Risk of Micro-Caps With ETFs

    02-02-2011 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a useful way to get market exposure, but their structure is even more useful in some areas than others. Take micro-cap stocks. Micro-caps - companies with market capitalizations of between $1 million and $100 million - are often the names you'r...

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  • ETF Closings, Filings and a New Micro-Cap ETF

    08-23-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The exchange traded fund (ETF) industry is rapidly evolving. Some funds are closing, new funds launch weekly and ETF providers are quickly dreaming up new funds and filing for them with the SEC. Here's the latest on what's happening in the industry. Shishir Nigam for Daily Mar...

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