Is This The Year For Mid-Caps?

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 |  Includes: IJK, IWS, MDY
by: Tom Lydon

Mid-cap exchange traded funds ETFs didn't perform as well as large- and small-cap ETFs in 2006. ETF Guide ponders, "Could this be the year that mid-caps outperform?" Last year, the sector was up about 9% (large- and small-caps were up 14%) and so far this year it is up 6%. Large- and small-cap are not performing as well. There are a variety of mid-cap ETFs available for investors to choose, including, but not limited to:

* Mid-Cap SPDRs (NYSEARCA:MDY)
* iShares Russell Mid-Cap Value (NYSEARCA:IWS)
* iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth (NYSEARCA:IJK)

MDY vs. IWS vs. IJK 1-yr chart: