Should the stock market turn solidly bullish, small-cap stocks could be poised for good returns. But small caps are generally more volatile and less widely analyzed than large-cap stocks, making some planners and their clients leery of the sector. Craig Hodges, portfolio manager of the Hodges Small Cap Fund, talked to Financial Planning about his views on where small caps are going and how advisors might approach investing in them:

Q. Small caps underperformed their larger cap peers in 2011. What do you expect for small caps in 2012?

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