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The Income Investor

October, 2016 Archives

Small Cap Stocks Marching Higher

By Dr. Carla Pasternak


Small cap stocks have been on a tear since February. Companies with roughly $250 million to $2 billion in market capitalization (share price times outstanding shares) in the Russell 2000 Small Cap Index have surged nearly 30%, almost twice the gains of large cap stocks in the S&P 500.


Small caps haven't always done so well. For two years through late 2015, they under-performed, with  small caps losing nearly 2% versus gains of  better than 7% for mid-caps and 8% for large caps.