Jay Kaplan on Asset TV’s 2019 Small-Cap Masterclass
article 11-06-2019

Jay Kaplan on Asset TV’s 2019 Small-Cap Masterclass

PM Jay Kaplan joined Asset TV's 2019 Small-Cap Masterclass to discuss opportunities in small-cap footwear and 3Q19’s reversals.

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Portfolio Manager Jay Kaplan joined host Remy Blaire and two other investment professionals on Asset TV's Small-Cap Masterclass, which aired Nov. 5, 2019, to discuss the recent market reversals, recession fears, and opportunities in small-cap stocks.

Watch Jay’s appearance here.

Jay discussed the August 27th reversals and noted that they, combined with factors such as recession fears, slower earnings growth, and trade concerns, have led to uncertainty in the market. However, Jay noted that as a long-term investor he is focused on investing in businesses and not just stocks, so he’s less concerned about the shorter-term uncertainties.

“Small-cap has been underperforming large-cap for a long time now. That will not be sustained forever,” Jay Kaplan said. “Market cycles do come and go and they repeat themselves and there will be a time again where small-caps do in fact do better than large-caps, and I think the viewers would be held in good stead if there is always some allocation within a big portfolio to small-cap stocks.”

Watch Jay’s appearance here.

Learn more about Jay Kaplan here.

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Average Annual Total Returns as of 9/30/19 (%) 

  3Q191 YTD1 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR 15YR 20YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
Total Return 0.23 15.59 -2.14 7.97 7.21 10.11 7.73 9.28 10.31 12/15/93
Russell 2000 -2.40 14.18 -8.89 8.23 8.19 11.19 8.19 7.99 8.11 N/A
Russell 2000 Value -0.57 12.82 -8.24 6.54 7.17 10.06 7.23 9.05 8.97 N/A

Annual Operating Expenses: 1.20% 

1 Not annualized.

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