NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Microcap stocks have lagged recently. During the past five years, iShares Russell Microcap Index ETF (IWC) has lost 1% of its value annually, trailing the S&P 500 Index by 3.6 percentage points.Most of the poor performance can be traced to big losses that microcaps suffered during the recession. As the financial crisis began unfolding in the second half of 2007, tiny stocks were among the first to sink, and they dropped sharply throughout the market downturn of 2008.
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