Vanguard said that four international equity index funds broaden diversification and transition with the addition of small cap stocks
, leading to all-capitalization benchmark.
Domestic demand and earnings, which are insulated from the global macroeconomic forces, are helping small cap stocks
to do well, according to Alan Richardson, who is in charge of overseeing about USD82bn for Samsung Asset management.
The conventional wisdom is that stocks thrive when interest rates are rising, but research from Fidelity indicates that small cap stocks
do especially well.
Summary: The rally in Asia small cap stocks
continues across Asia with gains in the third quarter making up for the losses recorded in the second quarter.
Exchange traded funds offer a relatively convenient and cost-effective way to invest in small cap stocks
By contrast, the Russell 2000 Index, which tracks small cap stocks
, rose 21.
On the other hand, the very high profile and active individual investors should continue to remain cautious, meaning that the small cap stocks
in general are likely to underperform for the time being, especially as they tend to underperform larger cap stocks with the onset of recession.
In one of TWST's insightful off-the-record pieces, TWST talks in confidence to leading analysts at brokerage firms about their views of top management in the medical technology: small cap stocks
industry, and asks which of those CEOs are doing the best job in maximizing value for their shareholders.
THINK SMALL: After doing poorly for most of 1998, small cap stocks
(that is, companies with market capitalization of less than $500 million) are all the rage again in investment circles and among financial pundits.
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Summary: Data from Russell Indexes shows that small cap stocks
continue to outperform large cap stocks in Asia.
Over this period, small cap stocks
recorded gains 83 percent of the time in January, while it rose 67 percent of the time for the full year.