Managers differ on strength of small-caps
Stocks of small companies are rising at a much faster clip this year than large-caps, a reversal from 2011. Encouraging news about the economic recovery has given investors the confidence to bid up prices of volatile small-cap stocks that were shunned last year. Two top small-cap mutual fund managers offer contrasting views on whether the small-cap rebound can last. One suspects it won’t, unless the Federal Reserve launches another round of bond-buying to encourage risk-taking by investors.