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

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.

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.

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.

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 to buy now.

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 Richard Beddard.