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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
#50841   The joke is they used to be known BullNBear52 01/23/18 08:48:49 PM
#50840   No doubt there is pressure. I can Alydyr 01/23/18 12:28:04 PM
#50839   That story just broke yesterday. The speed suggests bar1080 01/23/18 12:15:13 PM
#50838   I had not seen this. Obviously, not Alydyr 01/23/18 11:41:32 AM
#50837   You see this? ""Former regulators accused of leaking bar1080 01/23/18 12:46:26 AM
#50836   Just took a long position on UBS at Alydyr 01/22/18 03:26:18 PM
#50835   Hell they now try to sell me life BullNBear52 01/22/18 03:21:35 PM
#50834   I was formerly licensed, and the easiest money Alydyr 01/22/18 02:59:23 PM
#50833   I had a very elderly relative who went bar1080 01/22/18 02:31:29 PM
#50832   I first read about wrap accounts 10-15 years bar1080 01/22/18 02:14:23 PM
#50831   I use Scottrade which has been acquired by BullNBear52 01/22/18 01:15:02 PM
#50830   I still use E-trade, and I receive E-mails Alydyr 01/22/18 12:58:45 PM
#50829   Banks are chasing money like that. I even BullNBear52 01/22/18 12:53:46 PM
#50828   Have you ever been offered a wrap account? BullNBear52 01/22/18 12:52:52 PM
#50827   How nice! Never been offered this type Alydyr 01/22/18 12:22:15 PM
#50826   That "wrap" broker is at WFC. That account bar1080 01/22/18 12:17:54 PM
#50825   I actually read the 30 pages of boilerplate bar1080 01/22/18 11:26:16 AM
#50824   One of my brokers offered me a wrap bar1080 01/22/18 11:14:19 AM
#50823   Sold a large block, but not all of Alydyr 01/19/18 12:43:42 PM
#50822   I agree. The European banks were far worse BullNBear52 01/18/18 08:58:45 AM
#50821   Some finance commentary regarding UBS lagging WFC, BK, Alydyr 01/17/18 04:41:15 PM
#50820   I don't see how you can lose on BullNBear52 01/17/18 02:30:41 PM
#50819   Hey banker dude. Looking to take some Alydyr 01/17/18 10:46:55 AM
#50818   Aligning a 1040 tax form in a typewriter-- bar1080 01/16/18 08:36:08 PM
#50817   I remember doing my tax returns in pencil BullNBear52 01/16/18 07:10:29 PM
#50816   Buffett's meticulously typed 1944 tax return shows he bar1080 01/16/18 10:39:24 AM
#50815   Very cool, thanks for sharing that. Alydyr 01/15/18 09:03:42 PM
#50814   Did you ever see Buffett's first income tax return? bar1080 01/15/18 05:45:09 PM
#50813   Tax Bill’s Impact on 4 Big Banks BullNBear52 01/15/18 10:53:03 AM
#50812   JPMorgan’s Profits Are Strong, and They’ll Likely Get Stronger BullNBear52 01/13/18 12:35:19 PM
#50811   There is only a 20 basis point difference BullNBear52 01/12/18 07:06:34 PM
#50810   I especially follow the 5 year ^fvx bar1080 01/12/18 02:06:00 PM
#50809   I track the 10 year. BullNBear52 01/12/18 01:51:38 PM
#50808   WDC trending nicely, but still a day traders Alydyr 01/12/18 09:55:08 AM
#50807   Interest rates are rising pretty dramatically. 5-year T bar1080 01/12/18 08:35:12 AM
#50806   Lori Greiner can get him on QVC. BullNBear52 01/08/18 12:52:23 PM
#50805   looks like gpro is going down below $5 fastferrari 01/08/18 12:42:24 PM
#50804   Garmin has gotten into it as well. I BullNBear52 01/08/18 12:25:08 PM
#50803   FIT has always been drowning in competition. Maybe bar1080 01/08/18 12:11:32 PM
#50802   I caught that on CNBC. I think they BullNBear52 01/08/18 11:55:11 AM
#50801   GPRO is crashing. They're pulling plug on their bar1080 01/08/18 10:29:37 AM
#50800   The two utilities I like are DUK and BullNBear52 01/07/18 11:57:18 AM
#50799   One of the things that is affecting BAC's BullNBear52 01/07/18 11:52:54 AM
#50798   I came quite close to buying some utility bar1080 01/06/18 10:22:26 PM
#50797   The yield on BAC is a bit lower, Alydyr 01/06/18 06:44:44 PM
#50796   You can do well short selling. Just Alydyr 01/06/18 06:40:08 PM
#50795   Performance of Pennyland versus S&P 500 in 2017. bar1080 01/06/18 12:53:59 PM
#50794   I dumped BKS at $20 and really should BullNBear52 01/06/18 11:55:20 AM
#50793   BAC is trading way below it's peers like BullNBear52 01/06/18 11:48:25 AM
#50792   "Often wrong. Never in doubt." No phrase better bar1080 01/06/18 04:35:54 AM