Globalization gives these companies easier access to capital, and their markets have expanded.
SPY is still better than some small-cap indices.
Subprime-fallout fears aren't showing up in earnings of the financial sector SPDR.
But analysts are forecasting weaker second quarter earnings for companies in the consumer discretionary SPDR.
But is growth the new value in small caps?
Know which ETFs offer the best chance to surprise on earnings.
For a benchmark that is the very model of a market-cap index, the S&P sure acts like it's actively managed.
A rise and fall in some countries' populations can translate over to their financial markets.
Past performance and fees aren't really the best way to evaluate these investment products.