Micro Cap Fund

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Micro Cap Fund

A mutual fund that invests predominately or exclusively in stocks with very low market capitalization. In general, a micro-cap company has a market capitalization of less than $250 million, but there is no hard-and-fast rule. Some brokerages or exchanges have slightly different definitions of micro-cap. Micro cap funds often contain new companies with strong growth potential; however, for this reason, they may be high risk.
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Investing in small or micro cap funds will be more volatile and loss of principal could be greater than investing in large cap or more diversified funds.
Investing in small and micro cap funds will be more volatile and loss of principal could be greater than investing in large cap or more diversified funds.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Wasatch Advisors has re-opened all of its micro cap funds to new and existing investors.
Dan Chace, portfolio manager of the Micro Cap Fund, summed up the sentiment of the portfolio managers saying: "The Russell Micro Cap Index is now down 43% from last year and more than 36% year-to-date.
Market leadership is bullish; small caps are leading the charge higher and micro cap funds show very strong uptrends.
These include finding people to write research reports, informing many retail stock brokers about OCC and the industry that we are in, and to find various institutional investors in the small and micro cap funds along with key money managers.
At the helm will be highly acclaimed portfolio manager Robert Gardiner, former portfolio manager of the Wasatch Micro Cap Fund and the Wasatch Small Cap Value Fund.
He managed the award-winning Micro Cap Fund from inception in 1995 through January of 2007, and co-managed the award-winning Small Cap Value Fund from inception in 1997 until 2002.
Early this decade, while I was running the Micro Cap Fund, we began finding an increasing number of interesting small companies outside of the U.
I began making meaningful foreign investments in the Micro Cap Fund around 2001, and have found it increasingly important to consider every company we analyze in its global context.
Said Blake Walker, Portfolio Manager of the International Opportunities Fund since its inception, "As primarily a micro cap fund we have very limited capacity, but the current market has provided good additional investment opportunities that we believe offer a nice entry point for shareholders.
The Morningstar percentile ranking for the Wasatch Micro Cap Fund was derived using the total return of the performance figure associated with its 10-year period, as of 12/31/07.