Are foreign small cap & value stocks better than a foreign index?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Financial Advisor David John Marotta compares foreign small cap and value stocks with a foreign index.

    David John Marotta

    David John Marotta is the President of Marotta Wealth Management, a fee-only financial planning and asset management firm in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is an oft-quoted writer and speaker on financial matters and his weekly financial column can be found at

    Host: Do foreign small cap and foreign value stocks do better than the foreign index?

    David Marotta: Within foreign stocks small cap in value do better just like they do better in the United States but also like in the United States, they are more volatile. So you need to be careful how much foreign small cap you put into a portfolio. It's also very difficult to invest in foreign small cap. There arent indexes for it, there arent good exchange traded finds, you usually have to go to a well managed mutual fund to invest in it.