WSJ: Steve Lipper on The Positive Connection Between Small Cap and Inflation
article 11-16-2021

WSJ: Steve Lipper on The Positive Connection Between Small Cap and Inflation

Senior Investment Strategist Steve Lipper was quoted in The Wall Street Journal discussing how economic acceleration and inflation benefit the asset class.

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Why do small caps benefit from inflationary pressures and economic acceleration? Senior Investment Strategist Steve Lipper was quoted in a The Wall Street Journal article, “Inflation Bets Give a Boost to Small-Cap Stocks” by Karen Langley, explaining the connection between economic factors and performance for the asset class.

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Steve said that smaller companies navigate changes, such as price increases that assist in managing inflationary pressures, better than their large cap peers.

“When people looking forward get more optimistic about economic acceleration and perhaps counterintuitively when they get concerned about inflation, both of those tend to be positive for small caps,” Steve was quoted saying in the article.

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Important Disclosure Information

Mr. Lipper’s thoughts and opinions concerning the stock market are solely their own and, of course, there can be no assurance with regard to future market movements. No assurance can be given that the past performance trends as outlined above will continue in the future.

The performance data and trends outlined in this presentation are presented for illustrative purposes only. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Historical market trends are not necessarily indicative of future market movements.

This material is not authorized for distribution unless preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. Smaller-cap stocks may involve considerably more risk than larger-cap stocks. (Please see "Primary Risks for Fund Investors" in the prospectus.)

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