Francis Gannon in Reuters on Why Small-Cap Looks Attractive
article 08-09-2022

Francis Gannon in Reuters on Why Small-Cap Looks Attractive

Are small-caps among the cheapest segments of the U.S. stock market? Francis Gannon opines.


Co-CIO Francis Gannon was recently featured in an online piece from Reuters. He discussed what he sees as attractive valuations within the Russell 2000 Index following 2022’s record-setting first-half decline in the piece, “Wall St Week Ahead After steep decline, U.S. small caps tempt investors with cheap valuations” by Lewis Krauskopf and David Randall.

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Francis said that, having endured so much damage in 2022, small-cap stocks are “among the cheapest segments of the U.S. market.” He also mentioned that Royce’s portfolio managers are seeing what they think are attractive opportunities in several areas of the small-cap market, increasing positions in “industrials, materials, and technology companies in the space.”

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