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Do small caps generate above average returns in the Brazilian stock market?

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  • Matheus José Silva de Souza
  • Danilo Guimarães Franco Ramosb
  • Marina Garcia Pena
  • Vinicius Amorim Sobreiro
  • Herbert Kimura

    () (University of Brasília)

Abstract

Some studies suggest that low capitalization stocks have great potential to provide returns above the market average, although some indicate that investment in small caps should be avoided, since they are market anomalies with low liquidity. This article develops a method based on an automated trading system (ATS) applied to the Brazilian stock market, and investigates the relevance of small caps to the investor. The study indicates that, in the case of the Brazilian stock exchange, although there is a possibility of high returns the profitability of technical analysis of small caps is similar to strategies using blue chips.

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  • Matheus José Silva de Souza & Danilo Guimarães Franco Ramosb & Marina Garcia Pena & Vinicius Amorim Sobreiro & Herbert Kimura, 2018. "Do small caps generate above average returns in the Brazilian stock market?," Review of Development Finance Journal, Chartered Institute of Development Finance, vol. 8(1), pages 18-24.
  • Handle: RePEc:afj:journ3:v:8:y:2018:i:1:p:18-24
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    Keywords

    Small caps; Technical analysis; Brazilian stock market; Moving averages;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G17 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Financial Forecasting and Simulation

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