August 20, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
5 Small-Cap ETFs Flying Under The Radar
When it comes to portfolio allocations strategies, for years small-cap equities have found their way into many investors’s portfolios, proving to be a useful and potentially lucrative allocation. The investment thesis behind small caps is that these firms are likely to provide strong growth prospects and should have a much easier time growing than their large-cap counterparts. Although these securities can be extremely volatile, small-cap equities can serve as great diversifying agents since they tend to move somewhat independently of large caps. Additionally, the small capitalization segment of an equity market makes for a better “pure play” on the local economy [see also 3 Surprising A+ ETFs]. For investors looking to gain exposure to small-cap equities, there are a number of popular options, but perhaps the best way to start sifting through the space is to look at the funds that have delivered stellar returns. Below we highlight five small-cap ETFs [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Rydex Rolls Out Mid Cap, Small Cap Equal Weight ETFs Chrales Schwab ETFs: Uphill Battle Ahead ETF Insider: Cautiously Bullish At Home Saving For College, ETF Style: An ETF-Friendly 529 Plan ETF Insider: Greek Woes Rattle Confidence
When it comes to portfolio allocations strategies, for years small-cap equities have found their way into many investors’s portfolios, proving to be a useful and potentially lucrative allocation. The investment thesis behind small caps is that these firms are likely to provide strong growth prospects and should have a much easier time growing than their large-cap counterparts. Although these securities can be extremely volatile, small-cap equities can serve as great diversifying agents since they tend to move somewhat independently of large caps. Additionally, the small capitalization segment of an equity market makes for a better “pure play” on the local economy [see also 3 Surprising A+ ETFs]. For investors looking to gain exposure to small-cap equities, there are a number of popular options, but perhaps the best way to start sifting through the space is to look at the funds that have delivered stellar returns. Below we highlight five small-cap ETFs [...]

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