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Don't Overlook Mid-Cap Stocks

Benzinga.com
0 Comments| December 11, 2014

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With such an abundance of investments options available today, it is easy to overlook certain securities and even an entire asset class. A majority of the buzz lately has been over large-cap stocks outperforming and small-cap stocks lagging. This leads to a large number of investors overlooking the players that fall in the middle: mid-cap stocks.

Stocks with a market capitalization between $2 and $10 billion fall into the mid-cap asset class. Despite being widely popular, the Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund (NYSE: VB) has underperformed its mid-cap peers by 7 percent year-to-date.

Large-cap stocks are generally viewed as the safest option, as small-caps are considered to carry above-average risk. Mid-cap stocks typically fall in the middle range, with the potential of higher sales-growth than smaller companies can provide, while eliminating some of the risk associated with infancy stage companies.

Some mid-cap ETFs to consider when looking to gain exposure to the asset class are listed below.

/www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/14/12/5074637/dont-overlook-mid-cap-stocks alt=Don't Overlook Mid-Cap Stocks>Full story available on Benzinga.com

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