Small-Capitalization Fund

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Small-Capitalization Fund

A mutual fund that invests primarily or exclusively in small-capitalization (small-cap) stocks. In general, a small-cap fund invests in companies with market capitalizations of less than $1 billion or $2 billion, but there is no specific definition. Some brokerages or exchanges have slightly different definitions of small-cap. See also: High-cap, Mid-cap.
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The transaction was carried out via The Gores Small Capitalization Fund Group.
Terms of the transaction, which was led by The Gores Small Capitalization Fund Group, were not disclosed.
Discovery Fund, Laudus Rosenberg International Discovery Fund, and Laudus Rosenberg International Small Capitalization Fund.
Quest for Value Opportunity Fund, Quest for Value Small Capitalization Fund, Quest For Value Growth and Income Fund and Quest for Value Officers Fund -- will continue to be managed by Quest for Value Advisors under subadvisory agreements with OMC.
In the first quarter, small capitalization funds experienced the greatest losses within each style.
Among the core and value styles, large capitalization funds lost the most, while small capitalization funds lost the least.
Small capitalization funds lagged behind all but Large Growth.
Many small capitalization funds are closed to new investors.
1) Small capitalization funds typically carry additional risks since smaller companies generally have a higher risk of failure.