Archive: Investing in Penny Stocks

How Could Small-Caps Surprise?

How Could Small-Caps Surprise?

Co-CIO Francis Gannon discusses key topics for small-cap investors, including earnings strength, valuations, and the prospects for increased volatility. What is the current state of small-cap stocks? So it’s been a very interesting, I think, first half year in the small-cap market. We’ve seen various highs in the market. We’ve seen pullbacks in the market. The biggest […]

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Microcaps That Are Generating Big Cap Revenue

Investor appetite for big cap stocks over microcaps has never been greater than I can recall since I began investing over two decades ago. But, I find that some investors too often make the mistake of associating the market cap of a company with the size of its revenue. This stereotype along with others, such […]

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Is Policy Skepticism Creating A Small Cap Opportunity?

Key Takeaways We believe small caps are becoming an increasingly attractive tactical opportunity amid policy skepticism in Washington, D.C. Loss of confidence in policymakers’ ability to achieve tax reform has created an opportunity in small caps, in our view, should a tax deal be reached in Washington, D.C. The potential for the U.S. dollar to […]

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Small-Cap’s Road Back To Normal

Portfolio Manager Chuck Royce (CR) and Co-CIO Francis Gannon (FG) look at both 2Q17 and the year’s first half and see a consolidating asset class ready to make its next move up. What is your take on small-caps in the first half of 2017? Were you surprised that growth outpaced value? CR Coming into this year, we absolutely […]

Why A Bad CEO Could Be Bad For Your Investments

Why A Bad CEO Could Be Bad For Your Investments

Companies may be able to survive a bad CEO, but rarely do they thrive under one. It’s crucial, therefore, that before you invest your money in a company, you take a long look at the person who is running it. Outlined below are the various ways in which a bad CEO could end up costing you […]

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3 ETFs To Buy For Scorching Small-Cap Gains

These ETFs help investors take advantage of developed and emerging markets with small cap stocks At this point in 2017, one of the prominent themes regarding U.S. stocks is the laggard status of small caps. For example, the Russell 2000 Index, one of the most widely used gauges of U.S. small-cap stocks, is up a scant […]

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Four Ways To Find (Truly) New (Investment) Ideas

A lot of investors say they want to find great unique ideas, off-the-radar ways to make a lot of money. But it’s a lot more difficult than it sounds. So, few people do what they have to do to find those great ideas. And as a result, they don’t make a lot of money. What […]

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4 Main Investing Strategies You Should Know

In the professional investing world, there is a popular saying that all the portfolio managers and analysts talk about: “there’s more than one way to skin a cat.” This refers to the concept that there is no such thing as the absolute “best” investment strategy. Instead, every investment strategy has its own unique set of […]

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Why You Should Consider Global Small Caps

Because the American equity markets have enjoyed an  abnormally long period, – historically speaking, – of relative outperformance versus the rest of the global marketplace, a common plea among financial advisors and writers has been for investors to maintain discipline and continue to invest abroad.  This, of course, makes sense; after all, a good portion […]

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A Small-Cap Pause That Refreshes?

Co-CIO Francis Gannon analyzes the cross-currents and reversals in 1Q17 and details why the small-cap rally has room to run. Observations on a Curious Quarter 2016’s Reversals Reversed Stocks saw reversals in leadership based on market capitalization, style, and sector in 1Q17. Large-caps outpaced small-caps, growth beat value, and healthcare stocks shook off a weak […]

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Can Small-Caps Resume Their Rocket Ride?

Though the “Trump bump” helped, the year-old winning streak in smaller stocks owes far more to the spirited US economy. This rally has firepower, but we’d be choosy in riding the next leg higher. US small-caps have been on a tear for the past year. The small- and mid-cap Russell 2500 Index rocketed 17.6% in […]