First Wilshire Welcomes Cristian Pedroza

We are pleased to announce that Cristian Pedroza has joined First Wilshire as our new Trader. He brings with him nearly a decade of trading experience which includes trading our style of small-cap and international investments. Cristian holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from California State University, Fullerton. We welcome […]

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Interest Rates Effect on Performance

 So how do stock markets, and in particular small caps, perform during rising rate cycles? The table below, produced by Standard & Poor’s (S&P), shows small stocks (the S&P 600 and Russell 2000) have tended to outperform larger stocks (S&P 500) when interest rates rise. Rising interest rates do not automatically spell doom for stocks. […]

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Great Companies

Great Companies One of the best ways to outperform is to identify “great companies.” In this spirit, our research team set time aside this quarter to describe and debate what factors make a great company. We focused on how a company becomes and stays great, which helps us in our search for new companies, and […]

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