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Is the Dow Leaving Small Caps in the Dust?

By Dan Caplinger and Mike Klesta - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:03PM

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The Dow is hitting all-time highs, but small caps have slowed down. What gives?

While the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI 0.60%) keeps hitting record highs, small-cap growth has recently slowed. Is it time to avoid small caps, or should they have a place in portfolios?

In the following video, markets analyst Mike Klesta talks with Fool contributor Dan Caplinger about opportunities in small-cap stocks and ways to diversify.

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