Thong Nguyen, Author at BetaShares
History repeats itself, as small caps outperform

History repeats itself, as small caps outperform

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It pays to be diversified – and 2020 has been no exception. The Australian small cap market offers breadth and opportunity for those investors willing to accept the risk that comes with an investment in a basket of small companies.
How have small caps typically performed following market disruptions?

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Sometimes smaller is better: which way to bet in this market environment?

Modern portfolio theory suggests there are two kinds of risks in stock returns:

Systematic or market risk, which investors attempt to ‘diversify’ away by adding a variety of assets to their portfolios; and
Unsystematic or stock specific risk, which represents a stocks return that is not correlated with general market movements

In recent times,

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