Small-cap stocks

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Why you should buy small-cap stocks if you want to beat the market

Some investment styles really do genuinely seem to work better than others over time. And one of those is investing in small-cap stocks. Here's why.

How to build a portfolio of small-cap stocks

Whether you are investing £1,000 or £100,000, follow these simple guidelines and you'll be able to build the perfect small-cap stocks portfolio.

Latest articles on small-cap stocks

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.

Aim shares: make your Isa less taxing

Once considered too risky for an Isa, Aim shares can offer some valuable tax benefits to adventurous investors.

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.

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 explains how to find the market’s top tiddlers.

Put your trust in small companies

Despite a dire 2018, the long-term trends in the small companies sector are encouraging.

Judges Scientific: a scientific mini-conglomerate

Scientific-equipment maker Judges Scientific is expanding rapidly and doesn’t deserve to be ignored by investors, says Richard Beddard.

The trouble with multinational corporations

Huge multinational corporations wield far too much power, concentrate wealth in the wrong hands, and undermine governments’ sovereignty, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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.

Where to find Japan’s small, cash-rich bargain stocks

One of the few big opportunities in global markets is Japan’s small-cap value sector. And now there is finally a fund that focuses directly on this niche, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Three top-notch small European companies going cheap

Professional investor Francesco Conte picks three outstanding small European companies to buy now.

Three exciting new small-cap investment trusts

It may feel like there is very little value to be found in the markets. But these three new small-cap investment trusts are betting against that, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Venture-capital trusts – buy at your peril

High-profile venture-capital successes tempt ordinary investors, but be careful, says Max King.