Mid-cap ETFs aim to lift your gains

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Many investors overlook mid-cap stocks, thinking that a combination of large- and small-cap stocks will provide their portfolios with all the diversification they really need. However, as a group, U.S. mid-cap stocks have often performed better than large caps and are generally less risky than small caps. With that in mind, we take a closer look at two exchange-traded funds focused on mid-cap stocks. One of the ETFs below give you broad exposure to U.S. medium-sized companies, while the other aims to focus on Canada’s own mid-cap stocks. The supplement starting on page 9 provides you with even more information on the power of mid caps to lift your long-term gains. WISDOMTREE US MID-CAP DIVIDEND FUND ETF $36.97 (New York symbol DON; TSINetwork ETF Rating: Aggressive; Market cap: $4.0 billion) tracks the WisdomTree Mid-Cap Dividend Index for its investors. That index focuses on the U.S. universe of dividend-paying companies, but excludes the largest 300 companies as well as the smallest. The main segment allocations you…

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