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|Includes: FNX, IJH, IWR, JKG, MDY, SPDR Russell Small Cap Completeness ETF (RSCO), RWK, SCHM, VO, VXF

There are over 40 ETFs in the category including growth, value and blend. We're going to focus on blended issues which intuitively would be the most usable for most investors.

ETFs selected are based on indexes tied to well-known index providers including Russell, S&P,Barclays, MSCI, Dow Jones and so forth.

Uniquely, investors should remember, mid-cap issues may carry a higher beta (volatility or higher risk levels) than their large cap peers. This means during times of higher economic growth combined with accommodative Fed monetary policies and bullish market conditions returns in these two sectors should outperform. But, the opposite can occur when these conditions reverse.