Recent performance suggests that good things do, in fact, come in small-cap packages, leading to a run on small-stock-focused exchange-traded funds, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal.

In fact, in the last year, some small-cap-oriented funds doubled their assets, forcing some small-cap mutual funds to begin shuttering to new investors. This has only increased the interest of overseas investors and hedge funds seeking entrée to U.S. small companies with market capitalization of $1.5 billion or less.

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