This is just a light hearted obsevation about some of the stocks i own. Stocks like coke, home depot, harley-davidson are all big companies that again today are doing well with the markets increase. These are all good companies that i have had for a while, but are (honestly) over priced now, but again they are big companies. I have two small cap stocks, one of course is hele. Both have good fundamentals, are very reasonable priced,and for all the info available shows no reason whatsoever to be going down. But they (both) are languishing. No reason. They both should be (based on fundamentals along with price) screaming buys, but they are not.
Are people in general just dumping small cap stocks???
the small caps languishing and money chasing the big caps...that may be your answer to your question, "Are people in general just dumping small cap stocks???" Meaning, folks are just not buying the small caps...doesn't really look like the small caps are being dumped...they've already been sold down...at the moment, there's just no buyers of size.
For Small Caps I tend to find that they languish when the Market goes up strongly. Then people are investng usually in Large Cap or Technology Stocks, and not puttng their money into the Small Cpas. But the reverse isn't true - unfortunately.... When the market goes down, the Small Caps usually go down in sympathy with them (the Market in general).
On the positive side, what I find is that the Small Caps tend to move on "news" much more dramatically then the Large Caps. So if you get in at the right time, and can hold for a while, your eventual returns may even beat the S&P averages, etc.