Craig Hodges, CIO, joins the conversation with his positive outlook for small caps.Watch source Interview
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EBITA is an acronym for earnings before interest, taxes and amortization. To calculate a company's EBITA, start with its earnings before tax (EBT), which can be found on the income statement, and add interest and amortization expenses back in. EBITA is a variation of the more commonly used EBITDA, which deducts depreciation expenses. Both are used to gauge a company's operating profitability, that is, the earnings it generates in the normal course of doing business, ignoring capital expenditures and financing costs. Both measures are sometimes considered indications of cash flow.
The Russell 2000 Index measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 Index, which is made up of 3,000 of the biggest U.S. stocks. The Russell 2000 serves as a benchmark for small cap stocks in the United States.
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. The fund invests in smaller companies, which involves additional risks such as limited liquidity and greater volatility. The fund invests in foreign securities which involves greater volatility and political, economic and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. These risks increase for emerging markets. The fund may also make short sales of securities, which involves the risk that losses may exceed the original amount invested. The fund may also use options and future contracts, which have the risks of unlimited losses of the underlying holdings due to unanticipated market movements and failure to correctly predict the direction of securities prices, interest rates and currency exchange rates. These risks may be greater than risks associated with more traditional investments. Value investing carries the risk that the market will not recognize a security’s inherent value for a long time, or that a stock judged to be undervalued may actually be appropriately priced or overvalued.