Welcome to the middle. The sector of under appreciated over achievers.

Oct 4, 2019 @ 12:01 am

Like an investment secret hiding in plain sight, mid-cap companies have long offered better growth potential than large caps with less downside risk than small caps.1 Making the middle an overlooked potential sweet spot. So, State Street Global Advisors asked the entrepreneurial Elizabeth Banks to find out what makes some mid-sized companies so dynamic and so resilient, and why this sector is worth another look.

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Download State Street Global Advisors' latest in-depth report on the mid-cap sector: What You Miss by Overlooking Mid Caps.

Get all the facts and figures on MDY, the Mighty Mid-cap SPDR® ETF that captures the performance of the S&P Mid-cap 400®.

Watch Elizabeth Banks probe for answers on why investors seem blind to the mid-cap opportunity in The Middle Bias.

1FactSet as of July 31, 2019.

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