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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
#50461   Has everyone read this new SEC white-paper on bar1080 01/15/17 09:12:17 AM
#50460   Nope. I don't teach and keep pretty much BullNBear52 01/04/17 06:05:04 PM
#50459   is that or unite dumber? LOL bar1080 01/04/17 09:22:56 AM
#50458   Sounds about right. This has always been my BullNBear52 01/03/17 01:19:09 PM
#50457   Years ago I worked with a CFO at BullNBear52 01/03/17 01:09:02 PM
#50456   Sounds about right. This has always been Alydyr 01/03/17 01:01:58 PM
#50455   the CPA license is the masters equivalent. BullNBear52 01/03/17 01:01:44 PM
#50454   I was worried about that. Funny how kids bar1080 01/03/17 12:56:42 PM
#50453   The problem is with every round of newbies BullNBear52 01/03/17 12:50:55 PM
#50452   IMHO, no need for the accounting masters unless Alydyr 01/03/17 12:47:15 PM
#50451   LOL: "after the CPA license, I added a bar1080 01/03/17 12:44:23 PM
#50450   Again, I agree. They will need the Alydyr 01/03/17 12:40:47 PM
#50449   Of course they do. Right of passage. Alydyr 01/03/17 12:38:29 PM
#50448   I mean well rounded. Most will end up BullNBear52 01/03/17 12:36:21 PM
#50447   The bigger firms treat the newbies like crap. BullNBear52 01/03/17 12:33:40 PM
#50446   I mean well rounded. Most will end Alydyr 01/03/17 12:05:43 PM
#50445   "A 28 year old CPA that can speak bar1080 01/03/17 11:59:16 AM
#50444   The demand is good, but the new folks Alydyr 01/03/17 11:54:53 AM
#50443   Big 4 or what? BullNBear52 01/03/17 11:50:33 AM
#50442   How would you rate the current job demand bar1080 01/03/17 11:43:41 AM
#50441   Not leveraged here either, expect for the sub Alydyr 01/03/17 11:25:08 AM
#50440   I'm sure I didn't do as well as bar1080 01/03/17 11:14:18 AM
#50439   Berky! I had a nice year too, Alydyr 01/03/17 10:37:15 AM
#50438   Guess the #1 pro investor of 2016? Hint: bar1080 12/30/16 11:56:33 PM
#50437   There are 2 things at play. BullNBear52 12/30/16 02:57:19 PM
#50436   The unemployment numbers are looking very good lately. bar1080 12/30/16 02:46:25 PM
#50435   I'm still trying to figure out where the BullNBear52 12/30/16 02:38:55 PM
#50434   40% loss versus 40% gain going long! bar1080 12/29/16 11:48:13 AM
#50433   Wow, that would produce a 40% loss and bar1080 12/29/16 11:10:04 AM
#50432   Economists say Trump delivered hope BullNBear52 12/28/16 07:46:02 PM
#50431   It was a little more when I took BullNBear52 12/26/16 11:52:53 AM
#50430   $100 wasn't cheap back then. Did the course bar1080 12/26/16 11:15:17 AM
#50429   I'll leave the penny traders to Alydyr and Janice. BullNBear52 12/26/16 10:23:53 AM
#50428   I've done well playing the S&P Index this BullNBear52 12/26/16 10:13:41 AM
#50427   Guess which desk belongs to a multibillionaire bar1080 12/25/16 11:37:40 PM
#50426   LOL! Can we change board's name to "Sensible bar1080 12/25/16 07:36:19 PM
#50425   His advantage is he doesn't get to disclose BullNBear52 12/23/16 05:30:21 PM
#50424   Interesting: Buffett owns 11 of the 30 Dow bar1080 12/23/16 11:07:54 AM
#50423   The problem was treasurys started the 70s at bar1080 12/14/16 12:21:36 PM
#50422   I've always been leery of munis since the BullNBear52 12/14/16 10:07:07 AM
#50421   In another way, I've been getting whacked lately.... bar1080 12/14/16 08:35:38 AM
#50420   IR. A buddy of mine works for them. BullNBear52 12/14/16 08:18:35 AM
#50419   I have Travelers Insurance, a Dow stock. It's bar1080 12/14/16 08:14:02 AM
#50418   Is Trump really going to call off the deal? BullNBear52 12/13/16 10:35:20 PM
#50417   Of the big boys BAC has the most BullNBear52 12/13/16 10:31:44 PM
#50416   Insurance. BullNBear52 12/13/16 10:25:05 PM
#50415   Hilarious, Trump taget BA raises dividend 30%. Stock bar1080 12/13/16 09:51:28 AM
#50414   It's been a great period (since 2009) for bar1080 12/13/16 08:17:53 AM
#50413   Been trying to find out the hot sectors: bar1080 12/13/16 08:13:55 AM
#50412   What's pushed the market to record levels are BullNBear52 12/13/16 08:13:17 AM