Don't Give Up on Small-Cap Stocks

Small caps can still attract investors. These stocks offer undeniable value.

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A little over a year ago, I said that small-company stocks offered good value – they weren't dead, as many believed.

Sure enough, they woke with a start. In less than six months – from Sept. 24, 2020, to March 15, 2021 – the small-capitalization S&P 600 Index rose an incredible 69%, more than triple the gain of the large-cap S&P 500.

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James K. Glassman
Contributing Columnist, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
James K. Glassman is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. His most recent book is Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence.