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Somero: trading this overlooked bargain
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Somero: trading this overlooked bargain

Mechanical-screed maker Somero dominates its niche and is attractively valued. Matthew Partridge picks the best way to trade it.
26 Mar 2019
VCTs, EIS and SEIS: tax relief for brave investors
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VCTs, EIS and SEIS: tax relief for brave investors

If you can stomach the risk involved in backing a company in its early stages, consider VCTs, the EIS and the SEIS. Generous tax breaks are on offer.
15 Mar 2019
How to find big profits in small companies
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How to find big profits in small companies

The small- and micro-cap sectors are risky and volatile. But with careful research and patience, investors could make huge gains. Matthew Partridge ex…
7 Mar 2019
The hidden gems on Aim, London's junior market
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The hidden gems on Aim, London's junior market

Aim, London’s junior market, is risky – but you can find solid stocks at low prices. Scott Longley reports.
1 Feb 2019
Is Aim finally coming of age?
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Is Aim finally coming of age?

The Aim market of mostly smaller companies has traditionally been seen as a bit of a backwater. Is it time to change that view? Matthew Partridge talk…
13 Aug 2018
Fetch! The Chinese small-cap stocks to buy in the Year of the Dog
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Fetch! The Chinese small-cap stocks to buy in the Year of the Dog

Each week, a professional investor tells us where she’d put her money. This week: Tiffany Hsiao of Matthews Asia selects three Chinese small-cap stock…
20 Apr 2018
Small and mid-cap stocks with big potential
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Small and mid-cap stocks with big potential

Professional investor Guy Anderson of the Mercantile Investment Trust selects three small and medium-sized firms with promising prospects that the mar…
16 Feb 2018

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Get cheap, reliable growth from smaller companies
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Get cheap, reliable growth from smaller companies

One of the most reliable long-term investment trends is the long-term outperformance of smaller companies over blue chips. Max King picks some of the …
9 Feb 2018
Big gains from small caps
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Big gains from small caps

In an environment of middling inflation and low interest rates, small-cap stocks tend to beat big blue-chips. John Stepek explains why, and how to inv…
26 Jan 2018
Now the bitcoin bubble’s burst, what’s the next big thing?
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Now the bitcoin bubble’s burst, what’s the next big thing?

Forget bitcoin, if you want to increase your wealth faster than most other people, you need to find the next big thing. Merryn Somerset Webb suggests …
22 Jan 2018
A one-stop shop for global small caps
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A one-stop shop for global small caps

Setting up global smaller-companies funds is a tall order. Max King tips two that have managed to pull it off.
10 Nov 2017
Three solid Aim stocks to buy now
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Three solid Aim stocks to buy now

Many Aim-listed stocks if held for two years, are exempt from inheritance tax. Here, professional investor James Rae picks three Aim stocks to buy now…
15 Sep 2017
Three vibrant French small-cap stocks
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Three vibrant French small-cap stocks

With Emmanuel Macron’s election victory breathing life into the French economy, professional investor Eric Labbé picks three French small-cap stocks t…
7 Jul 2017
The “intelligent fanatics” who inspire greatness
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The “intelligent fanatics” who inspire greatness

What is it that makes great business leaders stand out from the crowd? Two American small-cap investors think they have found the answer, reports Rich…
6 Jul 2017
Get a break backing small firms
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Get a break backing small firms

If you’ve filled your Isa and pension, VCTs and the EIS offer good tax perks – but make sure you understand the risks
26 Jun 2017
Join the flood of money heading in to Britain’s smaller companies
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Join the flood of money heading in to Britain’s smaller companies

The tax regime for investors in UK smaller companies is extremely generous, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Investors are piling in – perhaps you should to…
2 May 2017
Three ways to invest in small-cap stocks
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Three ways to invest in small-cap stocks

Small-cap stocks should be a core part of your portfolio – but make sure you pick managers with complementary strategies, says Jon Rebak.
14 Apr 2017
Back this exciting micro-cap investment trust
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Back this exciting micro-cap investment trust

A boutique asset manager is raising up to £100m for an innovative investment trust that will buy into micro-cap companies.
10 Apr 2017
Why France’s small-cap stocks are so resilient
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Why France’s small-cap stocks are so resilient

France's CAC Small stock index has gained 19% in three months and almost 4% this year. The more political worries flare up, the more France's small ca…
3 Mar 2017
In the war on globalisation, head for the safety of small-cap stocks
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In the war on globalisation, head for the safety of small-cap stocks

Populist governments are gunning for large global multinationals. It might be time to diversify into small-cap stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
7 Feb 2017
Three long-term investment ideas for the brave
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Three long-term investment ideas for the brave

Professional investor Rebecca O'Keeffe looks at three long-term investment ideas – biotech, Indian equities, and smaller companies – and picks the bes…
18 Dec 2015
Four small caps that will stay small – and that’s a good thing
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Four small caps that will stay small – and that’s a good thing

Companies don't have to be big to make fantastic returns for investors. Anna Croze tips four such stocks to snap up for the long run.
21 Sep 2015