August 02, 2012 at 09:55 AM EDT
Inside The Mid-Cap ETF Standouts
Over the years, mid-cap equities have certainly held their ground, proving to be a useful and potentially lucrative allocation for many investors’ portfolios. Despite their solid performance, some investors take a “barbell” approach to equities, shifting assets primarily to large and small cap funds, believing that the risk-return profile of mid-caps fall somewhere in between. While this assumption may hold true in some cases, there have been numerous mid-cap ETFs that have broken this mold, significantly outperforming their large and small cap counterparts [see also Gold ETFs In 2012: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly]. For investors looking to gain exposure to mid-cap equities, there are a number of popular options, but perhaps the best way to start sifting through the space is tolook at the funds that have delivered outstanding returns. Below, we highlight five mid-cap ETF standouts, whose double-digit returns over the past five years may convince [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Beyond MDY: Three Outperforming Mid Cap ETFs Not All Mid Cap ETFs Are Created Equal End Of An ETF Era: VWO Surpasses EEM In Total Assets AlphaDEX ETFs Turn In Impressive Performance Revenue Weighted ETFs Continue Impressive Run
Over the years, mid-cap equities have certainly held their ground, proving to be a useful and potentially lucrative allocation for many investors’ portfolios. Despite their solid performance, some investors take a “barbell” approach to equities, shifting assets primarily to large and small cap funds, believing that the risk-return profile of mid-caps fall somewhere in between. While this assumption may hold true in some cases, there have been numerous mid-cap ETFs that have broken this mold, significantly outperforming their large and small cap counterparts [see also Gold ETFs In 2012: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly]. For investors looking to gain exposure to mid-cap equities, there are a number of popular options, but perhaps the best way to start sifting through the space is tolook at the funds that have delivered outstanding returns. Below, we highlight five mid-cap ETF standouts, whose double-digit returns over the past five years may convince [...]

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