Don't Overlook the Middle of the Market

Why do investors miss the middle?  

We use mid-cap companies pretty much every day. And their historical data screams for attention. Yet comparatively few investors are taking advantage. Is it because we just don't like middles? Elizabeth Banks went on a search for answers.


Meet Us in the Middle

Mid caps have historically offered more growth potential than large caps, but with less volatility than small caps.

Our latest whitepaper explores mid caps':

  • Attractive fundamentals 
  • Return trends, absolute and risk-adjusted
  • Portfolio construction strategies  

Mid Caps by the Numbers


Cumulative return difference between mid- and small-cap stocks since 1994. 1


Time since 1994 that mid caps have had higher Sharpe Ratios than large and small caps. 2


Percentage difference in expense ratio between indexed and actively managed mid-cap funds, many which struggle to beat the benchmark. 3

1 Bloomberg Finance L.P. as of 07/31/2019
2 FactSet as of July 31, 2019. Based on five year rolling total return data from 07/1994 to 06/2019
3 Morningstar as of June 30, 2019

Own a Piece of the Middle

There are plenty of options to choose from with SPDR ETFs:




SPDR® Portfolio Mid Cap ETF


SPDR® S&P® 400 Mid Cap Value ETF

How to Buy SPDR ETFs


Consult your financial advisor about adding ETFs to your investment plan.

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Purchase SPDR ETFs through any online brokerage account.


Contact us for more information, call 866-787-2257.

Important Risk Information

Investments in mid-sized companies may involve greater risks than those in larger, better known companies, but may be less volatile than investments in smaller companies. Index returns are unmanaged and do not reflect the deduction of any fees or expenses.

Index returns reflect capital gains and losses, income and the reinvestment of dividends. You cannot invest directly in an index.

The companies featured in these materials are members of the S&P® MidCap 400® Index™. They were not selected for inclusion in these materials based on their particular present or future financial condition or performance. These materials do not constitute a recommendation of an investment in, or an endorsement of, any company presented or included in the materials.