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small cap stocks

ETFs

Buy This Small-Cap ETF for Market-Beating Gains in 2015

Small-cap stocks are handily outperforming the larger markets year to date.

The trend is expected to continue as sustained strength in the U.S. dollar weighs on multinationals.

Buy this small-cap ETF to profit from fast moving tech stocks...

Small Cap stocks

How This Silicon Valley Candidate for President Could Drive Your Tech Shares Higher

Wouldn't it be nice if we had a president who understood all the advances coming out of Silicon Valley? There's one candidate capable of doing that.

We believe this candidate has what it takes to see this country skyrocket ahead technologically throughout the next four to eight years, far beyond other developed nations of the world.

This Silicon Valley presidential candidate could drive your tech shares much higher...

Small Cap stocks

The One ETF to Buy During the "Summer of Small-Cap Stocks"

We believe that Wall Street is once again waking up to the fact that the U.S. economy and small-cap stocks are great places to make money.

That the Russell 2000 made up all that ground in the last eight months to come even with the S&P clearly demonstrates that fact.

Here's why we're calling this the "Summer of Small-Cap Stocks"...

Catalyst Watch

This Will Make Small-Cap Investors Look Very Smart

With Greece and the Eurozone teetering on the edge, a lot of investors are understandably concerned about the markets and their investments – and I don't blame them a bit.

News of Greece's deepening woes has added to the drumbeat of worrying storylines: slowing economic activity in China, fuzzy economic numbers in the U.S., and worries about a Fed interest rate hike.

But the truth is, the "sparks," or catalysts I research, can take shape under small-cap shares no matter what's happening on the front pages. And the mid-year mark on the calendar – right when the "pundits" are poised to let loose the bears – is the perfect time to apply some of the sparks I'm tracking.

You'll see that my outlook for the second half of 2015 looks very different than what you'd expect from the news.

In fact, what I'm seeing suggests that 2015 may be the most profitable small-cap investing climate we've seen since the late 1990s.

Here's why...

Investing Tips

How Today's Best Small-Cap Stocks Can Double Your Gains

The best small-cap stocks can double or triple investors' gains over the broader market. The Russell 2000 is up 20% in the last five months, while the Dow has gained 9.6%.

Despite the huge gains small-cap stocks can deliver, many investors steer clear of them because of their volatility.

But investing in small-cap stocks doesn't have to be scary. You can add this growth to your portfolio if you just start with the basics.

Here's how...

Stock Picks

How to Identify the Best Small-Cap Stocks

Since the October 2014 lows, the Russell 2000 (the broadest measure of the small-cap sector) has gained 18.09%.

To put it mildly, small-caps have absolutely been crushing the broader market over the last four-and-a-half months. Too bad the mainstream financial media would rather spook investors with the 'what-ifs" of what is going wrong domestically and abroad.  

Speaking of media coverage…

Remember back in September 2014 when the Internet and every major financial network was stumbling all over themselves to spell the end for small-caps because the Russell 2000 had just experienced the dreaded "Death Cross," a technical condition that occurs when the 50-day simple moving average crosses below the 200-day simple moving average?

I wrote an article at that time dissecting the truth behind the small-cap Death Cross.

And the verdict?

A whole bunch of hooey!

Investors who "short" the Russell 2000 during a Death Cross condition experience a dismal 25% winning percentage and an average return of a 0.97% loss.

Bottom line, the Death Cross is statistical a waste of time. It makes for good headlines - and a good way to lose money...

Hot Stocks

Three Small-Cap Funds to Watch as Sector Stages a Comeback

As the U.S. economy becomes stronger and interest rates start to rise, smaller companies benefit the most from this type of environment.

With modest risk and high potential for growth, small-cap funds – which consist of stocks of companies that maintain a market capitalization between $500 million and $2 billion – are possibly one of the best investment hubs available today.

Here are the benefits – and risks – of small-cap funds, plus three to watch…

Small-cap stocks

These Hot Micro-Cap Stocks Just Got a Big Endorsement

A specific group of micro-cap stocks secured a big victory last month, as the Russell Microcap Index boosted its holdings in the sector during its yearly reconstitution.

Check out these five promising small-cap stocks that now have a chance to go even higher…

Small-Cap Stocks

Let Small-Cap Stocks Power Your Portfolio with Impressive Gains

The stock market overall has been on a phenomenal winning streak over the past several years, and small-cap stocks – defined as companies with less than $2 billion in market capitalization – have certainly been part of that positive trend.

In fact, the Russell 2000 Index, which tracks small caps, is up nearly 10% in the past six weeks.

Let’s take a look at how – and why – to invest in small caps today…

Investing Tips

How to Find the Best Small-Cap "Sparks" (in 90 Seconds or Less)

Today I'm going to show you how to find the best-performing small-cap stocks of 2014.

Employing the approach in 2013 helped spot some huge winners…

Puma Biotechnology, for example, jumped 452.2% in 2013, on a series of positive results and news related to its various clinical trials programs – a classic disruptive technology.

Tesla Motors is another great example. The luxury electric automaker trounced earnings estimates way back in the first quarter of 2013, which led to analyst upgrades… and, of course, a 344.1% gain for shareholders.

And then there was Netflix, which gained 279.6% after the company crushed fourth-quarter 2012 earnings, proving the company had righted its ship.

All very different businesses and industries, but one thing in common: sparks. They come in different shapes and sizes, but they all do the same thing: make you a lot of money.  

This year's first batch of gains can come quickly, too. Plug Power (PLUG) generated a spark on Jan. 2, confirming it had met fourth-quarter 2012 order targets. Shares jumped 34% that following morning… and were up another 35% by the next afternoon.

And here's the thing: Sparks are easy to find, too. No need to study ambiguous chart patterns, watch 24 hours of business news channels, or pore over valuations.  

All it takes is five simple steps…

All it takes is five simple steps...