Small cap index outperformed in Q1: Nasdaq analyst

By Staff | April 5, 2016 | Last updated on April 5, 2016
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Small caps led gains in March, with the TSX Small Cap Index at +7% for the month, says Prab Sagoo, associate director at Nasdaq Advisory Services, in his weekly market commentary.

Over the same period, the TSX and TSX 60 indices showed gains of less than 5%, he adds.

Read: Small caps beat large caps in February

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