The case for small caps

Key Points Small companies offer many attractions Good small cap managers can blitz their index Recent poor performance is attractive for contrarians You’re about to read the case for a class of shares that has performed poorly over the past five years: a treacherous area of the market containing more than a few duds and over-hyped hot air balloons ready to plummet back to earth. We’re talking about ‘small cap’ shares, the jargon used to describe shares with ‘small’ – whatever that means – market capitalisations (valuations). There are three parts to the argument. The first is a general...

You’re about to read the case for a class of shares that has performed poorly over the past five years: a treacherous area of the market containing more than a few duds and over-hyped hot air balloons ready to plummet back to earth.

We’re talking about ‘small cap’ shares, the jargon used to describe shares with ‘small’ – whatever that means – market capitalisations (valuations).

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