What is small cap?

Small-cap businesses are defined as those with a market value of $300 million to $2 billion. These tiny businesses might be new to the market or service-specific markets and sectors. Because of their age, the markets they serve, and their scale, these firms are considered higher-risk investments. Smaller firms with fewer resources are more vulnerable.
As a result, small-cap stock values are more volatile and less liquid than those of bigger, more established businesses. Small businesses, on the other hand, frequently provide more chances for expansion than huge corporations. Micro-cap businesses are those having a market capitalization of between $50 million and $300 million.

Small cap stocks typically have the highest growth potential, since the underlying companies are young, and seek to expand aggressively. They are more vulnerable to a business or economic downturn, making them more volatile than large and mid-caps. Investors who are keen to invest in the small-cap space and may not have the time to research but possess the high risk-taking capacity can look to invest in small cap funds.​​​

  • A small cap is generally a company with a market capitalization of between $300 million and $2 billion

  • The advantage of investing in small cap stocks is the opportunity to beat institutional investors through growth opportunities

  • Small cap stocks have historically outperformed large cap stocks but have also been more volatile and riskier investments.