Mid-Caps: Little Respect, Lots of Potential

History teaches that middle-of-the-road stocks lead the way in a recovering economy -- a lesson that seems to be repeating itself

If you're scouting underappreciated investments, cast an eye on mid-cap stocks. Lately, they've been quietly outperforming their large-cap brethren. And while lots of investors continue to buy large-cap stocks for their stability and small-cap stocks for growth, these middle-of-the-road stocks (market capitalizations between $1 billion and $10 billion) are expected to continue to outperform.

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