Francis Gannon In Investment News—Royce
article 01-12-2021

Francis Gannon In Investment News

Co-CIO Francis Gannon was quoted in Investment News discussing why he believes small cap has room to run.

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Co-CIO Francis Gannon was recently quoted in an Investment News article, “Strong Run for Small-cap Stocks Is Just Getting Started” by Jeff Benjamin, explaining why he believes small caps will bode well in 2021 following the asset class’s strong finish in 2020.

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Francis noted that he believes small caps will benefit from a reversion to the mean, as well as a broadening of the economy and earnings expansion. He added that this will benefit small caps faster than it will help large caps.

“Our thought process is the market has been looking through to other side of COVID, and hopefully returning to some kind of normal,” Francis was quoted saying in the article. “One of the more exciting areas are cyclicals, or anything economically sensitive. Defensive stocks look expensive.”

Read the article here.

Learn more about Francis Gannon here.

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Cyclical and Defensive are defined as follows: Cyclical: Communication Services, Consumer Discretionary, Energy, Financials, Industrials, Information Technology, and Materials. Defensive: Consumer Staples, Health Care, Real Estate, Utilities.

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