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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
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#47828  Sticky Note Final tally for the Smallcap picks for 2010- timhyma 12/31/10 04:47:09 PM
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#50953   WMT is not AMZN. BullNBear52 02/20/18 02:55:39 PM
#50952   Buffett Biggie Battered bar1080 02/20/18 02:41:27 PM
#50951   DUK, and the XLU utility sector fund way bar1080 02/20/18 02:38:10 PM
#50950 BullNBear52 02/20/18 12:31:49 PM
#50949   Really??? Thanks. Not good for stocks. bar1080 02/20/18 12:30:39 PM
#50948   10 year treasuries up to 2.90 today. BullNBear52 02/20/18 10:33:17 AM
#50947   Warren Buffett sends his annual letter. BullNBear52 02/19/18 08:28:57 AM
#50946   Company uses secret technology from 1947 Roswell UFO bar1080 02/13/18 06:14:32 PM
#50944   Walgreen's continues to be a drag on my bar1080 02/12/18 11:57:11 PM
#50943   I think UPS will be fine. Amazon Alydyr 02/12/18 12:17:13 PM
#50942   This weekend I'm on here a lot because BullNBear52 02/12/18 09:44:24 AM
#50941   I spend much less time bashing pennies. It's bar1080 02/11/18 05:16:32 PM
#50940   I've never bought a stock based on a BullNBear52 02/11/18 04:45:25 PM
#50939   I almost never pump my own individual stocks. bar1080 02/11/18 03:45:53 PM
#50938   Take what I posted with a grain of BullNBear52 02/11/18 03:02:36 PM
#50937   Seeing stories suggesting that "lazy" indexing is playing bar1080 02/11/18 01:06:53 PM
#50936   Oh to be Buffett and play by a BullNBear52 02/11/18 12:59:20 PM
#50935   Buffett has no problem with program trading, wicked bar1080 02/11/18 12:26:53 PM
#50934   Yup. Program trading and index funds have been BullNBear52 02/10/18 08:06:12 PM
#50933   Well I was in index funds thru several bar1080 02/10/18 03:27:34 PM
#50932   I think the point is indexing works in BullNBear52 02/10/18 03:09:45 PM
#50931   "Everyone owns the same stuff." The problem wasn't bar1080 02/10/18 02:36:09 PM
#50930   Republicans, Deficits and the Two-Santa Theory BullNBear52 02/10/18 01:14:09 PM
#50929   The Stock Market Has Turned Nasty. It Was BullNBear52 02/10/18 10:16:48 AM
#50928   The Era of Fiscal Austerity Is Over. Here’s BullNBear52 02/10/18 10:00:29 AM
#50927   One Cause of Market Turbulence: Computer-Driven Index Funds BullNBear52 02/10/18 09:51:18 AM
#50926   List of worst performing S&P 500 stocks this bar1080 02/10/18 09:21:22 AM
#50925   The S&P is off 250 points from it's BullNBear52 02/09/18 07:53:31 PM
#50924 BullNBear52 02/09/18 09:13:12 AM
#50923   Utilities haven't been hurt badly. Yes, the problem-- bar1080 02/09/18 08:37:53 AM
#50922   Someone had the right idea of shorting the S&P! BullNBear52 02/09/18 08:23:22 AM
#50921   This meltdown, correction, crash...whatever you call it is bar1080 02/09/18 08:01:43 AM
#50920   The New York Times Company (NYT) BullNBear52 02/08/18 06:43:23 PM
#50919   I sent you a PM. BullNBear52 02/08/18 06:14:54 PM
#50918   Just a God Fearing Marine Corp-lovin' American family bar1080 02/08/18 01:20:28 PM
#50917   Yes. BullNBear52 02/08/18 01:12:58 PM
#50916   Song & Dance? You mean from EZ? bar1080 02/08/18 01:00:43 PM
#50915   I've heard that song and dance before. BullNBear52 02/08/18 12:38:52 PM
#50914   I don't short but on the other hand BullNBear52 02/08/18 12:24:25 PM
#50913   Is there a way to short IHUB? Just bar1080 02/08/18 12:10:11 PM
#50912   That's a big change. I'll be lying Alydyr 02/08/18 10:24:45 AM
#50911   I'm changing my prediction on 10 year Treasuries. BullNBear52 02/08/18 10:05:21 AM
#50910   The military industrial complex is back. BullNBear52 02/08/18 10:01:55 AM
#50909   Right, I'll just over the 2017 refund and Alydyr 02/08/18 09:18:25 AM
#50908   "wannabe banana republic strong man" bar1080 02/08/18 09:15:21 AM
#50907   Damn did I hose that sentence. BullNBear52 02/07/18 02:07:53 PM
#50906   Game on - Yield back to 2.85% on Alydyr 02/07/18 01:36:41 PM
#50905   I think the recent sell off is the BullNBear52 02/07/18 12:58:10 PM
#50904   Leaning toward burning down the house this afternoon Alydyr 02/07/18 12:23:07 PM
#50903   It is a little more complicated than that. BullNBear52 02/07/18 11:48:25 AM