Market Cap is computed by multiplying the number of outstanding shares times the stock price. There are three main market caps – Large, Mid & Small. Large Cap has market capitalization of over 10 billion. These consist of blue chip companies and multi-national firms that pay great dividends because they are established companies. Mid Cap are firms that are growing at a rapid pace and have a market capitalization between 2 and 10 billion. Small Cap are smaller firms that are just getting established and have a market capitalization between 300 million and 2 billion. So the question is which one is the most risky? Well, they are all risky in their own way. For example, Large Caps are more established so it’s important to keep that in mind.
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