Small-Caps, Big Returns?

The US tech giants tend to get a lot of investors' attention, but what about the 1,700 small-cap stocks listed across the ponds? We look at their post-election prospects

Annalisa Esposito 2 November, 2020 | 10:25AM

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While it's often the big tech names that get most of the attention when we think about investing in the US, there are more than 1,700 stocks listed on the MSCI USA Small Cap Index. As the world watches for the results of the US election, it's worth considering the prospects for these firms too.

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From a regulation standpoint, it is thought that tax rates could be hiked under a President Biden, and that could be bad for financial stocks. “Banks are usually domestically orientated,” says Nicolas Janvier, manager of three-star rated Threadneedle American Smaller Companies. “Thus, having the corporate tax going up would impact these companies more than the ones that are more global or have exposure outside the US."

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Annalisa Esposito  is a data journalist for Morningstar.co.uk

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