April 29, 2013 at 07:00 AM EDT
Which Market Cap Is Best? Large (SPY) vs. Mid (IJH) vs. Small (IWM)
As the ETF universe continues to expand, more and more issuers are digging deeper into the existing categories, trying to once again carve out their own niche market. There are a number of market-cap-specific funds to fit every investor’s needs, and many investors are electing to complement large and mid cap equity positions in their portfolios with a small cap ETF that offers exposure to a diversified basket of stocks. In times when key large cap holdings are not performing up to scratch, the hope is that riskier mid and small cap firms will bring in returns. The following three influential funds create an effective picture of the past five years in individual market caps, allowing investors to reflect on which size is best in each market situation: State Street’s SPDR S&P 500 , iShares Coare S&P Mid-Cap ETF and the Russell 2000 Index Fund [see also How To Pick The Right ETF [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Free ETF Trading: Comparing All The Options Best Performing ETFs Of 2009 Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Close Sharply Lower The Compelling (And Simple) Case For Low Volatility ETFs Hitchhiker’s Guide To The ETF Galaxy
As the ETF universe continues to expand, more and more issuers are digging deeper into the existing categories, trying to once again carve out their own niche market. There are a number of market-cap-specific funds to fit every investor’s needs, and many investors are electing to complement large and mid cap equity positions in their portfolios with a small cap ETF that offers exposure to a diversified basket of stocks. In times when key large cap holdings are not performing up to scratch, the hope is that riskier mid and small cap firms will bring in returns. The following three influential funds create an effective picture of the past five years in individual market caps, allowing investors to reflect on which size is best in each market situation: State Street’s SPDR S&P 500 , iShares Coare S&P Mid-Cap ETF and the Russell 2000 Index Fund [see also How To Pick The Right ETF [...]

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