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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Mid- and small-cap funds are also known as emerging opportunities or emerging businesses funds.
0%) small-cap funds maintained a top-half ranking over five consecutive 12-month periods.
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.
Our ability to recommend which stocks to sell short is based on years of research managing large-cap and small-cap funds," Zhang said.
Year-to-date through September, indices lead actively managed large-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.
The report noted that small-cap funds ranked third in popularity among executives with 10.
7% of small-cap funds repeated their top quartile performance over the same period.
large-cap stock funds, 25 percent in international and the rest in small-cap funds.
However, the year's end rewarded patient investors, as small-cap funds came back fighting, up nearly 12.