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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: SPDR Health Care Select Sector Fund, SPDR S&P 500, SPDRS&P Biotech ETF, PowerShares S&P SmallCap Health Care Portfolio and PowerShares Dynamic Biotechnology & Genome Portfolio
Date:8/28/2013

Care Act (also known as Obamacare) (read: 2 Great Healthcare ETFs in Focus).

Why Small Caps?

Investors are losing faith in the international economy with challenges to emerge from recession becoming tougher. Many emerging markets, including China, are also experiencing slowdown.

As a result, investors seeking to take real advantage of the growing healthcare space should focus in on small caps rather than the large caps. This is because small caps have more potential to move higher given their true domestic exposure (read: Time to Focus on Small Cap ETFs?).

These pint sized stocks aren't big enough to be international behemoths, so these focus mostly on the U.S. for their revenues, thereby promising returns in a global slowdown. Furthermore, given their small sizes, these have a much easier time growing than their already tapped out large cap counterparts.

While small caps are often capable of higher levels of growth than large caps, these can experience levels of volatility as huge gains and losses can occur in a very short period of time. In this backdrop, we have highlighted three small cap ETFs that have generated impressive returns so far this year.

Any of the following three could be rewarding for investors with a more domestic focus in the second half of the year (see more in the Zacks ETF Center).

SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (AMEX: XBI-Free Report)

This is by far the most popular choice in the biotech corner of the healthcare segment. The fund tracks the S&P
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