A Kind Word for the Overlooked

Everyone studies the biggest stocks, making it tough to spot an investing angle. These small outfits, however, may reward a little in-depth attention

Market consensus these days favors large-cap stocks, in large part because the small guys have had their day in the sun. The foot soldiers have outmanuevered the generals in the battlefield -- much to the dismay of the big institutional managers who usually prefer the blue chips. And so, the argument goes, this year the big guys will finally have their day.

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