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Researching and investing in small capitalization companies is a totally different ballgame than doing the same with the behemoths that make up the S&P 500. My experience has been that the due diligence legwork is easier and the investing experience more rewarding with smaller companies, businesses such as those put forth by the Foolish 8 screen. In general terms, here are eight reasons why sometimes smaller is better.