Summary of Small-Cap Dynamics

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Small-Cap Dynamics book summary
Small cap stocks — from firms with less than $1.5 billion capitalization — offer surprisingly big returns. Here’s why.

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8 Innovation

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One of the top experts in the field, Satya Dev Pradhuman has written an exhaustive study of small-cap investing. While this textbook-style exploration is hardly the place to look for exciting prose, the author does a grand job of harvesting every minute detail of his subject matter, and includes not only the fundamentals, but plenty of practical advice, helpful charts and graphs. getAbstract.com recommends this book to all investors.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What small cap, mid cap, micro cap and large cap stocks are
  • How the U.S. stock market has cycled repeatedly as small and large cap stocks take turns generating the highest profits
  • How investors view trends in small cap stocks
 

Summary

Fundamentals of the Secondary Market
Smaller companies outnumber large firms by at least ten to one. Small capitalization stocks (small-caps) are those of companies with a market capitalization that is less than $1.5 billion. And there are stocks smaller than small caps: micro caps are...
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About the Author

Satya Dev Pradhuman is the director of small-cap research at Merrill Lynch and has been named as a top-ranking analyst in Institutional Investor magazine for the past four years. Previously, he was a quantitative strategist focusing on U.S. equity and equity-derivative related strategies at Merrill Lynch. His views are widely quoted in the financial press. He lives outside Manhattan.


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