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Small-cap stocks trade firm in a lacklustre market

December 30, 2009

INDIA-BUDGETThe BSE Small-Cap Index gained over 1 percent on Wednesday even as the overall market ended weak, with the Sensex slipping 58 points.

Topping the index was Nitin Fire, which jumped 20 percent in trade. Eight stocks in the index gained over 10 percent.

The small-cap stocks have rewarded investors well in 2009, with the index gaining 125 percent so far. This is higher than the return of mid-cap index which has gained 107 percent during the period.

Seeing the performance in the space, would you be willing to invest in such stocks?

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