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What size is "small"? There are many definitions. Some people define a small public company as one with a market cap under $1 billion. Others define small cap as under $2 billion. And there are yet other definitions. Over the last two decades the word "small" has come to mean larger and larger companies! To confuse matters, NASDAQ's small cap market system continues to list truly small public companies, many of which would be classified as nano-cap by the definitions, below. Here are some current definitions from Investopedia and Investor Words.

Market Cap Investopedia Investor Words
Mega-Cap over $200 billion over $250 billion
Large-Cap $10 billion - $200 billion. $5 billion - $250 billion
Mid-Cap $2 billion - $10 billion $1 billion - $5 billion
Small-Cap $300 million - $2 billion $250 million - $1 billion
Micro-Cap $50 million - $300 million under 250 million
Nano-Cap under $50 million --

Our practical definition for this page is as follows: Once a company trades for $5 per share or more and trades on NASDAQ's National Market System, AMEX or NYSE we will not call it a small company.

I feel a smallcap stock (or under) should trade below $5, with a market cap under $500mil. So, by the above definition, I am more into Micro, than small, but trade both.

Feel free to post questions, recommendations and I will be glad to respond.

Hope you enjoy your stay here, and find this forum useful.

Smallcap picks for 2013-
Anyone want to list their one or two, no brainer, smallcap pick for 2013? I'll list them in the Ibox, and we can see who gets the bragging rights this time next year <bg>.

Market cap under $500mil
No Pinkies
PPS under $10
Outstanding share count more than 10mil, but less than 500mil.
Positive book value
Has at least $1mil revenue stream from a product.

We will use the closing pps from 30 Dec 12.

COOL at 1.06 (timhyma)
GLBS at 1.69 (timhyma)
GSS at 1.84 (capgains)
IRDM at 6.72 (The FastOne)
MNI at 3.27 (The FastOne)
TPLM at 5.99 (capgains)

Educational sites:

Some T/A sites:

A screener that may be useful:

A few websites to dd a stock:

Some posts are worth reading again:
value a mining company-
value an exploration company-
taking a loss-
investing rules-
cash flow-
panic selling-
Another way to invest is options:
possible investing strategy:

"Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them."
- Ann Landers

Please- No Pink Sheet Stocks on the board. Too many quality stocks already being tracked. Also request that DD is added to any ticker symbols that you bring to the board or mention for the first time. We are going to start deleting posts that distract from the quality of the board.

#49506  Sticky Note Final tally for the Smallcap picks for 2012- timhyma 01/01/13 08:19:21 AM
#48852  Sticky Note Final tally for the Smallcap picks for 2011- timhyma 12/30/11 07:35:51 PM
#47828  Sticky Note Final tally for the Smallcap picks for 2010- timhyma 12/31/10 04:47:09 PM
#44300  Sticky Note Final tally for the Smallcap picks for 2009- timhyma 01/02/10 07:45:38 AM
#50407   I followed the last days of RadioShack. Two bar1080 12/10/16 08:43:35 PM
#50406   I've been a consumer of both brands with bar1080 12/10/16 08:27:46 PM
#50405   I think I'll pass. I just eat them. BullNBear52 12/10/16 07:05:52 PM
#50404   I think I'll pass. I just eat them. BullNBear52 12/10/16 07:05:44 PM
#50403   Missing from that list is SAC. Wonder what BullNBear52 12/10/16 06:53:08 PM
#50402   TWNK stock bar1080 12/10/16 05:50:16 PM
#50401   I'd be leery of such sensational stories. It bar1080 12/10/16 03:12:22 PM
#50400   How to Play the Trump Stock Market Rally BullNBear52 12/10/16 11:58:07 AM
#50399   How the Twinkie Made the Super-Rich Even Richer BullNBear52 12/10/16 11:54:28 AM
#50398   I beat old Warren with BAC. Compared to BullNBear52 12/10/16 11:49:27 AM
#50397   Just noticed that Buffett is trouncing the S&P bar1080 12/10/16 10:36:13 AM
#50396   $NTIP Network-1 Reports Record Breaking Third Quarter 2016 Results 1center 11/20/16 05:20:44 PM
#50395   No- I do own ASC and STNG in timhyma 11/16/16 09:40:27 PM
#50394   Are you still a DRYS shareholder? I Alydyr 11/16/16 12:44:17 PM
#50393   I'm liking BAC and the way the market BullNBear52 11/07/16 06:22:13 PM
#50392   Tough crowd. BullNBear52 10/17/16 10:10:54 AM
#50391   This Week in Finance: Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, BullNBear52 10/16/16 10:56:55 AM
#50390   Fed, With 3 Officials in Dissent, Stands Firm BullNBear52 09/22/16 09:53:35 AM
#50389   They should have stuck to the free toaster BullNBear52 09/17/16 11:40:24 AM
#50388   Been following the front page Wells Fargo story bar1080 09/15/16 09:18:29 AM
#50387   Look at the price at the end of BullNBear52 08/28/16 08:40:28 AM
#50386   How do you figure? Been around $15 for bar1080 08/27/16 11:15:47 PM
#50385   BAC has been very good to me. BullNBear52 08/26/16 08:31:44 PM
#50384   Very interesting: "25 Years to Bounce Back? Try 4½" bar1080 08/10/16 08:05:38 AM
#50383   I use Gillette Sensor 2 throw aways. I BullNBear52 07/21/16 08:04:09 AM
#50382   I'm eager to see how that Shave Club bar1080 07/20/16 10:59:14 PM
#50381   Dollar Shave Club Sells to Unilever for $1 Billion BullNBear52 07/20/16 07:58:56 PM
#50380   Now the question is do I hold BAC BullNBear52 07/14/16 06:01:38 PM
#50379   Just checked on BRK vs S&P500. They're neck bar1080 07/09/16 04:41:39 PM
#50378   My first transaction since February is.... Alydyr 07/06/16 02:11:06 PM
#50377   What brokers don't want investors to know about bar1080 07/04/16 10:26:26 AM
#50376   Yes. BAC was up to $14 before Brexit BullNBear52 07/02/16 06:31:56 PM
#50375   Did you see that BAC and some other bar1080 07/02/16 05:27:15 PM
#50374   T has been very good to me so BullNBear52 07/02/16 04:29:11 PM
#50373   Where's Rayjohn with all his negative-pointing charts? bar1080 07/02/16 12:06:14 PM
#50372   Holding as always and collecting dividends [no increases bar1080 07/02/16 12:02:31 PM
#50371   I have enough free shovels. I didn't Alydyr 06/27/16 11:34:06 AM
#50370   Well I saw this train wreck coming so BullNBear52 06/27/16 10:51:42 AM
#50369   All right folks.... Alydyr 06/27/16 10:00:57 AM
#50368   Advice as Markets React to ‘Brexit’: Take Some BullNBear52 06/24/16 08:03:40 AM
#50367   German Bond Yield Goes Negative on ‘Brexit’ Fears BullNBear52 06/15/16 08:49:19 AM
#50366   Between Brexit and our own elections I just BullNBear52 06/10/16 03:32:44 PM
#50365   Aeropostale, one-time mall king, seeks bankruptcy protection BullNBear52 05/04/16 11:10:24 AM
#50364   I'm old enough to remember when hedge funds bar1080 04/03/16 11:15:39 PM
#50363   I think hedge funds are basically an insider's BullNBear52 04/03/16 01:25:45 PM
#50362   Plus bonds came thru the 2000 and 2008 BullNBear52 04/03/16 01:16:20 PM
#50361   "I have never been able to figure out bar1080 04/02/16 10:02:39 PM
#50360   Long maturity bonds were fabulous performers during that bar1080 04/02/16 09:27:16 PM
#50359   I don't see how the REITS are so BullNBear52 04/02/16 06:34:36 PM
#50358   More comments about that chart: bar1080 04/02/16 03:06:56 PM