T. Rowe Price Small-Cap Value (PRSVX) Stands Out

In this turbulent market, value-priced, higher-quality small caps are holding up better than their fast-growing counterparts.

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A jumble of worries, including Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the risk of recession, have weighed on small-company stocks in recent months.

But shares in value-priced, high-quality small companies – the sweet spot of T. Rowe Price Small-Cap Value (PRSVX), a member of the Kiplinger 25, the list of our favorite no-load mutual funds – have held up better than their small, fast-growing counterparts. Over the past 12 months, the fund's 0.9% loss is better than the 10.1% decline in the Russell 2000 small-company index.

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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.