Is Policy Skepticism Creating a Small Cap Opportunity?

We believe small caps are becoming an increasingly attractive tactical opportunity. The primary reason for our optimism is the amount of skepticism toward the Trump administration’s ability to move its policy agenda forward, particularly with regard to tax reform. Small cap stocks benefit disproportionately from a lower corporate tax rate because of their more domestic focus. We still think tax reform will be passed in early 2018 despite widespread skepticism, though likely a slimmer version than the Trump administration and congressional leaders have proposed. Here we discuss the opportunity in small cap stocks that may be developing as skepticism builds.

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