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Deciding based on market cap

It is just as important to consider, when analysing stock investments, the relative size of a listed company or trust, says GEOFF HOWIE

On the line: At end-May, the average market cap of an STI constituent was about $18 billion. For the Mid Cap Index, it was $2.4 billion, and for the Small Cap Index, it was $488 million. The average market cap for a Fledgling Index constituent was $72 million. - PHOTO: REUTERS

WHETHER we are looking to buy a house, a car or a new set of clothes, a product's relative measurements such as weight, length and capacity can be just as important to our purchasing decisions as the price tag or brand name.

A brand new Harley-Davidson, for example, is not of much...

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