Davenport Small Cap Focus (DSCPX) Clobbers the Broader Market

This small-cap stock fund has roughly doubled from its 2020 lows, but it has been delivering market-beating performance for far longer.

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Shares in small companies were already hopping when news of a potential COVID-19 vaccine boosted prices even more. Since bottoming in March 2020, the Russell 2000 Index of small-company stocks is up 100.8% on a total-return basis (price plus dividends), beating the 67.3% rise in the S&P 500 Index from its March low.

Davenport Small Cap Focus (DSCPX, $18.22) did even better, with a 101.6% return.

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Nellie S. Huang
Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Nellie joined Kiplinger in August 2011 after a seven-year stint in Hong Kong. There, she worked for the Wall Street Journal Asia, where as lifestyle editor, she launched and edited Scene Asia, an online guide to food, wine, entertainment and the arts in Asia. Prior to that, she was an editor at Weekend Journal, the Friday lifestyle section of the Wall Street Journal Asia. Kiplinger isn't Nellie's first foray into personal finance: She has also worked at SmartMoney (rising from fact-checker to senior writer), and she was a senior editor at Money.