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 quarterly results for small-cap managers topped their mid- and large-cap counterparts, with more than 80% of core small-cap funds topping the Russell 2000 Index and average excess performance of over 2 percentage points.
It will be a diversified equity fund, including large-cap, midcap and small-cap funds, said Dinesh Khara, managing director and CEO of the bank s SBI Mutual Fund, We will identify stocks that meet the Bombay Stock Exchange Shariah filter.
Vanguard Group, for instance, reports that all of its small-cap funds are open to new investors, as of September.
Mid- and small-cap funds are also known as emerging opportunities or emerging businesses funds.
com for growth mutual funds that have performed consistently during the last five years and small-cap funds that have strong managers with track records of picking young companies with great potential.
The money going into small-cap funds sank from $24 billion in 1997 to $3.
In all, S&P studied nine categories of equity funds - growth, core and value for large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap funds.
The companies in small-cap funds aren't quite as risky as micro-caps because small-caps can own companies with market caps of up to $1 billion.
Last year, Vanguard added three new index funds: Two small-cap funds and one mid-cap mutual fund.
Our ability to recommend which stocks to sell short is based on years of research managing large-cap and small-cap funds," Zhang said.
People put money into small-cap funds, but large-cap funds were actually the long-term winner, as a vehicle for safety on the domestic side.
I also recommend Ariel Appreciation (CAAPX), Strong Advisor Small-cap Value (SMVAX), and Liberty Acorn (LACAX)," he says, reciting a menu of blend, value, and small-cap funds for investors who have a taste for something besides yesterday's house specials: large-cap growth funds.