Small-Capitalization Fund

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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which has advised the $2 billion international small-capitalization fund since its inception in 1996.
51% expense ratio of the average small-capitalization fund, according to Lipper (2008).
announced today that David Kern has joined the company as co-portfolio manager of Founders Discovery Fund, a small-capitalization fund with approximately $180 million in assets.
Small cap: Small-capitalization funds typically carry additional risks since small companies generally have a higher risk of failure.
Small-capitalization funds typically carry additional risks because smaller companies generally have a higher risk of failure.
56% average expense ratio of small-capitalization funds, according to Lipper (2009).
Small-capitalization funds typically carry additional risks since smaller companies generally have a higher risk of failure.
Small-capitalization funds typically carry additional risks since smaller companies generally have a higher risk of failure, and by definition are not as well established as "Blue Chip" companies.
Within each style, small-capitalization funds were down least while large capitalization funds fared the worst.