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  • “Investors are nowhere near as allocated into small-cap stocks as they should be,” Mark Matson, founder and CEO of Matson Money, said in a CNBC article. “There is an amazing bias towards large, blue-chip stocks. It’s human nature. We tend to be more comfortable with things we’re familiar with.”
  • So far this year, investors have been embracing value stocks.
  • Domestic value stock funds have attracted $7.9 billion in assets through April this year, compared to $8.2 billion in outflows for growth stock funds, reports Stan Choe for the Associated Press.
  • “In the past two months there was an overwhelming preference for value over growth—it’s pretty dramatic to see a split like that,” David Santschi, chief executive of TrimTabs Investment Research, said in a Wall Street Journal article.

Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF

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Max Chen contributed to this article.

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