Small-cap funds are a good choice for investors seeking diversification across different sectors and companies. These funds invest in different small cap firms from various sectors, which diversifies the risk. Investors with a high risk appetite should invest in these funds. Furthermore, since these funds focus on small cap companies, they have a higher flexibility because of the quick decision making of these firms.
Below we will share with you 5 top rated small-cap mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy), so we expect these mutual funds to outperform their peers in the future. To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all small-cap funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.
Glenmede Small Cap Equity (GTCSX - MF report) seeks capital growth. The fund invests a large share of its assets in equity of undervalued small cap domestic companies. This small-cap mutual fund returned 30.73% over the last one year period.
The small-cap mutual fund has an expense ratio of 0.93%, compared to a category average of 1.31%.
Calvert Small Cap A (CCVAX - MF report) invests a large share of net assets in small companies having a maximum market cap of $3 billion. A maximum of 25% of assets can also be invested in foreign securities. This small-cap mutual fund returned 33.48% over the last one year period.
Natalie A. Trunow is the fund manager and has managed this small-cap mutual fund since 2010.
Invesco Small Cap Value A (VSCAX - MF report) seeks capital growth. The fund invests in small cap companies whose market cap is not more than the largest capitalized issuer listed in the Russell 2000 Index. A maximum of 25% of its assets are invested in securities issued by foreign companies. This small-cap mutual fund returned 33.81% over the last one year period.
As of June 2013, this small-cap mutual fund held 67 issues, with 3.55% of its total assets invested in Abercrombie & Fitch Company Class A.
Diamond Hill Small Cap A (DHSCX - MF report) invests the majority of its assets in companies having market cap below $2.5 billion and are attractively priced relative to their underlying value. This small-cap mutual fund returned 30.61% over the last one year period.
The small-cap mutual fund has a minimum initial investment $5,000 and an expense ratio of 1.31% compared to a category average of 1.39%.
Bridgeway Ultra-Small Company (BRUSX - MF report) seeks total return over the long term, focusing on capital growth. A majority of its net assets is invested in very small companies depending on the market cap. A maximum 15% investment may be parked in securities issued by a foreign company. This small-cap mutual fund returned 42.85% over the last one year period.
John Montgomery is the fund manager and he has managed this small-cap mutual fund since 1994.
To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all small-cap mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of funds.
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