However in the pre-final session of the week, the Price Index continued its downward direction, followed by the Weighted and KSX-15 indices, affected by the strong selling pressures on the small-cap stocks
and the profit collection operations on the leading stocks that realized gains in the previous session.
Fund managers and analysts warn that small-cap stocks
already trade at valuations high above long-term averages, even after significantly lagging large-company shares in 2014.
The Small-Cap Stock
Fund, which is also one of the oldest funds to invest in small-cap stocks
, was first closed to new investors in March 2004.
Summary: Small-cap stocks
are not tracked closely by market analysts
While individual investor fervor for stock trading has waned, institutional investors are becoming increasingly interested in the legions of undercovered and ignored mid-cap and small-cap stocks
in Japan, as the pool of "restructuring," "buyout" and "revitalization" investment funds continues to grow, while the Japanese government continues to lower barriers to more active M & A activity.
Volatility in small-cap stocks
seems to increase significantly if the stock is covered by more than five analysts.
Within the equities portion, investors should own 30% in large-cap stocks, 15% in small-cap stocks
, and 15% in international stocks.
The reality is small-cap stocks
have underperformed large-cap companies, and while they've started to do better they're still lagging,'' said Paine Webber analyst Charles Olsziewski.
By definition, small-cap stocks
have a small market capitalization (the number of shares of stock outstanding multiplied by the price per share, relative to other publicly traded companies).
is a leading independent research firm focused exclusively on small-cap stocks
still lagging behind the rest of the market
com with money that might have gone to small-cap stocks
in year's past.