Zacks Value Investor Highlights: Vanguard Small Cap Value ETF, Guggenheim S&P Small Cap 600 Pure Value ETF, ACCO Brands, Columbus McKinnon and Ferro

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Chicago, IL - August 11, 2016 - Zacks Value Investor is a podcast hosted weekly by Zacks Stock Strategist Tracey Ryniec. Every week, Tracey will be joined by guests to discuss the hottest investing topics in stocks, bonds and ETFs and how it impacts your life. To listen to the podcast, click here:( )

Small-Cap Value Stocks for the Win

Welcome to Episode #4 of the Value Investor Podcast

Every week, Zacks value stock strategist and the Editor of Zacks Value Investor portfolio service, Tracey Ryniec, talks about all things happening in the value stock universe, including her top stock picks.

This week, Tracey discusses the one area value investors need to be in: small cap value stocks.

Small cap value has outperformed large cap value stocks over the long haul except for the last 2 years. Small caps, in general, both growth and value, have underperformed their large cap counterparts over the last 24 months.

Tracey believes that's about to change so investors need to have exposure to small cap stocks.

But how do you get it?

2 Ways to Invest in Small Caps

1. Use ETFs to get exposure to a broad range of companies

2. Use the Zacks Rank to find good quality small cap names with rising earnings estimates

Tracey discusses the pros and cons to each investing method.

Tracey recommends 2 ETFs, although there are also others you can use: the Vanguard Small Cap Value ETF ( VBR ), which she owns in her own portfolio, or the Guggenheim S&P Small Cap 600 Pure Value ETF ( RZV ).

For small cap value stocks, she likes these three small cap companies with global businesses. They are also Zack Rank Buys.

3 Top Small Cap Value Stocks to Buy Now

1. ACCO Brands ( ACCO )

2. Columbus McKinnon ( CMCO )

3. Ferro Corporation ( FOE )

Tracey also recommends that value investors check out her new weekly video series called "Hidden Gems" available on Youtube.

While all the stocks featured in Hidden Gems won't necessarily be value stocks, although some likely will be, they will still be companies with great fundamentals that most traders ignore and that are followed by few analysts. They will have some of the same "value" attributes.

But what else should investors know about the importance of investing in small cap value stocks?

Check out this week's podcast to find out.

Want more insights from Tracey?

Check out her weekly Value Investor service to receive more in-depth analysis on value companies and see which stocks she thinks are the best bargains now.

Click here to learn more>>

Tracey Ryniec is the Value Stock Strategist for She is also the Editor of the Insider Trader and Value Investor services. You can follow her on twitter at @TraceyRyniec and she also hosts the Zacks Market Edge Podcast on iTunes.

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FERRO CORP (FOE): Free Stock Analysis Report

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