Small-cap stocks

Is Aim finally coming of age?

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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 talks to Paul Latham and Richard Power of fund management company Octopus.

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

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Latest articles on small-cap stocks

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 talks to Paul Latham and Richard Power of fund management company Octopus.

Three Aim-listed firms that will thrive in a post-Brexit world

Matt Tonge and Victoria Stevens of the Liontrust UK Smaller Companies Fund pick three Aim-listed firms that will survive Brexit turmoil.

The fledgling industries emerging from our universities

Science and engineering departments are innovation incubators, and regularly launch companies involved in a wide range of exciting new fields. Dr Mike Tubbs explains how to invest in spin-outs.

Elevator-maker Dewhurst can give your portfolio a lift

Elevator components-maker Dewhurst is one of the market’s most reliable yet overlooked small caps.

Three small-cap stocks to shield you from the worst of the market's ups and downs

Ken Wotton of Livingbridge Equity Funds selects three small-cap stocks with proven business model and long-term growth prospects.

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 stocks with exciting potential.

The one problem with Isas, and how to avoid it

Isas are marvellous – apart from one thing. Pass them on to your heirs and they’ll pay inheritance tax. But there is a way around this, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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 market has missed.

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 best ways to buy into this growth.

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 invest in them.

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 some places to look.

Aim makes its mark at last

London’s Alternative Market performed poorly during its first 20 years – but investors can no longer afford to ignore its 1,254 companies, says Max King.