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Emerging Market Small-cap stocks outperform

Saw this in Bloomberg, it states what we believe that small-caps do generally outperform large caps and indexes over time, interesting to note that their definition of a small cap is USD 2 bn (THB 60 bn), our own definition for the Thai market is USD 200 mn (THB 6bn).

According to financial research firm MSCI, emerging-market small-cap stocks delivered better long-term performance than their large-cap brethren, with less volatility. That amounted to a 14.1 percent annualized return during the past decade, among the best of any asset class. They’ve also provided better portfolio diversification in recent years. While price movements of emerging-market large-cap stocks were in line with those of the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index 84 percent of the time in the past three years, that figure was only 69 percent for small caps.

Source: Bloomberg

Thailand ranked 2nd best emerging mkt for investors by Bloomberg

The article covers all the points that we’ve been writing here, that despite all the rubbish this country has gone through, it still recovers strongly each time. Enjoy reading.

In a Bloomberg Markets ranking, Thailand is second only to China among the world’s best emerging markets for investors. The ranking looks at a series of measures such as market transparency and prospects for growth over the next four years.

Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-22/thailand-proving-best-after-china-among-global-emerging-markets.html