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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.

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#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
#50762   Let's see if this works. BAC to BRK. BullNBear52 12/06/17 10:19:35 AM
#50761   BRK bar1080 12/06/17 09:12:13 AM
#50760   "Will Boeing Split Its Stock in 2018?" bar1080 11/21/17 10:02:19 PM
#50759   Not sure you can make lemonade out of GE. BullNBear52 11/13/17 11:33:12 AM
#50758   He might have never been caught except he BullNBear52 11/03/17 09:01:23 AM
#50757   The whole Manafort thing is fascinating. He's a bar1080 11/03/17 08:47:59 AM
#50756   NPR explained it on the car ride home. BullNBear52 11/02/17 07:00:52 PM
#50755   Let the pizza wars begin. BullNBear52 11/02/17 06:57:43 PM
#50754   "Manafort Has a Very Normal Number of Passports"... bar1080 11/01/17 08:12:51 PM
#50753   Give the guy a break. He had to BullNBear52 10/31/17 10:42:22 AM
#50752   Know an honest reason for an American to bar1080 10/30/17 10:40:12 AM
#50751   Don't get me started on Walgreens. Their pharmacy BullNBear52 10/21/17 12:36:50 PM
#50750   I keep asking myself WTF was I thinking bar1080 10/21/17 12:24:18 PM
#50749   I did gamble on F. But they had BullNBear52 10/21/17 12:20:57 PM
#50748   His BAC deal took all of 30 minutes BullNBear52 10/21/17 12:17:30 PM
#50747   Bottom fishing auto stocks can be risky. Hudson bar1080 10/21/17 12:10:42 PM
#50746   Buffett's huge advantage is his BAC preferred stock bar1080 10/21/17 12:03:38 PM
#50745   He bottom fishes same as I do. He BullNBear52 10/21/17 11:56:37 AM
#50744   That wasn't directed at you specifically. I tend bar1080 10/21/17 11:39:40 AM
#50743   Cute accounting trick which will amount to a zip. BullNBear52 10/21/17 11:29:44 AM
#50742   Republicans Consider Sharp Cut in 401(k) Contribution Limits BullNBear52 10/21/17 11:28:17 AM
#50741   I admit I have bottom fished a few BullNBear52 10/21/17 11:25:36 AM
#50740   Why do new investors prefer low price stocks? bar1080 10/20/17 09:27:18 AM
#50739   ROTF! BullNBear52 10/18/17 08:39:41 AM
#50738   "Man held by Taliban for five years thought bar1080 10/17/17 12:21:13 PM
#50737   There's been a lot written lately about investments bar1080 10/15/17 01:03:02 PM
#50736   One of the strangest things players or newbies BullNBear52 10/15/17 11:07:56 AM
#50735   Well I do admit that I once bought BullNBear52 10/15/17 10:56:41 AM
#50734   One of the strangest things players or newbies bar1080 10/15/17 10:25:16 AM
#50733   IHUB is a fabulous lab for studying behavioral bar1080 10/15/17 10:14:20 AM
#50732   Google Buying Apple? Sorry, That Was Just a Test BullNBear52 10/15/17 10:06:10 AM
#50731   This Is Not Arthur Laffer’s Famous Napkin BullNBear52 10/15/17 10:00:08 AM
#50730   7 Richard Thaler Columns That Explain How Human BullNBear52 10/15/17 09:49:27 AM
#50729   Richard Thaler Talks About Silly (but Serious) Things BullNBear52 10/15/17 09:48:21 AM
#50728   "What’s a urinal fly, ... have to do bar1080 10/10/17 07:38:37 AM
#50727   Asked how he would spend the prize money, BullNBear52 10/09/17 09:54:59 AM
#50726   Bank Earnings Season Begins BullNBear52 10/09/17 09:54:01 AM
#50725   Hey I was just reading that. Gotta get bar1080 10/09/17 09:53:24 AM
#50724   Penny stock trading explained. BullNBear52 10/09/17 09:49:37 AM
#50723   "weaker than expected by most every benchmark:" bar1080 08/18/17 10:26:49 PM
#50722   He missed the news that retail is DEAD! BullNBear52 08/18/17 06:20:26 PM
#50721   Post of the day. FL is in free bar1080 08/18/17 11:36:50 AM
#50720   Post of the day. FL is in free bar1080 08/18/17 11:36:50 AM
#50719   Breakdown between Dow, S&P 500 and GE sends BullNBear52 08/17/17 09:43:22 AM
#50718   Time to take a look at UA. BullNBear52 08/15/17 12:05:17 PM
#50717   My Rockwell Collins (COL) is soaring in after bar1080 08/05/17 08:37:42 AM
#50716   I've been a digital subscriber for years. Once BullNBear52 07/31/17 04:27:57 PM
#50715   Apparently everyone has figured out the Fed is BullNBear52 07/26/17 09:47:32 AM
#50714   Buying panic in Boeing this morning. bar1080 07/26/17 09:37:44 AM
#50713   "Bought bad stock to prove to my GF bar1080 07/15/17 07:54:45 AM