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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First, they break the fund down by size: large cap funds traditionally invest in companies capitalized at $9 billion or above; small cap funds invest in companies with assets under $1.5 billion.
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