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For the past 30 years, I have been involved in startups, as a founder, and active investor. My first company was purchased by Johnson & Johnson, which set the foundation for future investments. My level of trading escalated after graduating from college, primarily as a result of my... More
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    Jul 24, 2012 12:07 PM

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    Investors are expected to take full responsibility for any and all of their investment decisions based on their own independent research and evaluation of their own investment goals, risk tolerance, and financial condition. Investors are further cautioned that Small-Cap and Micro-Cap stocks have additional risks that may result in trading at a discount to their peers. Liquidity risk, caused by small trading floats and very low trading volume can lead to large spreads and high volatility in stock price. Small-Cap and Micro-Cap stocks may also have significant company-specific risks that contribute to lower valuations. Investors need to be aware of the higher probability of financial default and higher degree of financial distress inherent in the Small-Cap and Micro-Cap segments of the market.

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