No Winter Chill for Small Caps

Investors have been waiting for large-caps to show solid gains. After funds' January performance, it looks like they will keep on waiting

If January represents an accurate barometer for the rest of the year, 2006 should smile upon domestic stocks. Despite continued high energy prices, weak gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the fourth quarter of 2005, worries about when the Federal Reserve will end its tightening campaign, and a potential crisis brewing over Iran's nascent nuclear ambitions, the average U.S. domestic stock fund gained 4.76% during the month.

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