Stuck in the middle has been a pretty good place to be with mid-cap ETFs the past few years.
For example, SPDR S&P MidCap 400 (NYSEArca: MDY) has outperformed its large-cap and small-cap peers by a significant margin since the financial crisis.
Other ETFs for mid-caps include iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (NYSEArca: IJH), Vanguard Mid-Cap (NYSEArca: VO), iShares Russell Mid-Cap (NYSEArca: IWR) and Schwab U.S. Mid-Cap (NYSEArca: SCHM).
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite, S&P MidCap 400 and small-cap iShares Russell 2000 have all retraced at least 100% of their losses suffered during the financial crisis, according to chartoftheday.com.
“However, it has been the often overlooked S&P 400 (mid-cap stocks) that has been the star performer,” the service notes. “The S&P 400 has recouped over 140% of its financial crisis decline — a very impressive performance.”