Wasatch Ultra Growth Targets Industry Disruptors

This fund invests in small firms intent on wiping out the competition.

Investing in small, fast-growing firms isn't for the faint of heart. Over the past 10 years, the Russell 2000 Growth index, which tracks stocks in small, growing firms, has been 42% more volatile than the broad market benchmark, Standard & Poor's 500-stock index. Finding a winning firm still in its infancy can provide a huge payoff, but investors hoping to get in on the ground floor with the next Amazon.com (symbol AMZN) or Net­flix (NFLX) are in for bumpy ride.

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Ryan Ermey
Former Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Ryan joined Kiplinger in the fall of 2013. He wrote and fact-checked stories that appeared in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and on Kiplinger.com. He previously interned for the CBS Evening News investigative team and worked as a copy editor and features columnist at the GW Hatchet. He holds a BA in English and creative writing from George Washington University.