Small Cap or Large Cap

Small Cap or Large Cap ?

In this lesson we will have a look at market capitalization and its merits and demerits.

Small Cap : These are companies that have small market capitalization. The merits of investing in small cap is, in the long run if the company moves in the right direction, then, eventually the company might turn into a large cap. If the aforementioned happens, then the investor can make some good profit. Another merit of small caps are, the stock prices are usually less when compared to large cap companies, therefore an investor can buy good number of shares.

Small caps are usually profitable in the long run. If the investor is looking for growth of a company and if she or he chooses the correct company while investing, then it turns out to be a profitable trade.

The demerits of small cap companies are, lack of dividends. When the companies plough back profits to make the company grow and diversify, the profits usually do not reach the investor in the form of dividends. Another demerit is competition from peers. Extreme competition can wipe out a company. Companies that aren’t famous do not make it to the headlines of business news, which implies tracking such companies would be a herculean task.

Large Cap : These are companies that have large market capitalization. The good thing about large cap companies is, they would have already survived the critical stages that pose threat, (when they were small or mid cap companies), this implies that they would be able to handle the future hurdles. An important thing to note here is “Some of the large cap companies too were once a small cap companies.” Other merits of large cap companies are, they can purchase the competitor, since they have huge funds. They can invest in research and development. Most of the large caps pay dividends to the share holders. They often make news in the columns of business news, which implies that they do not disappear overnight and tracking the companies is quite easy.

The demerits of large cap companies are, the price of stocks are pretty expensive, therefore buying large volumes requires obese wallet. When the fundamentals of the company changes and when they make losses, large caps do not sound as fancy as they were mentioned in the previous paragraph.

Disclaimer : Trading stocks is subjected to market risks. Please read all the terms and conditions before investing. The motive of this lesson was to teach little things about stocks for those who do not understand much about stocks. will not hold any responsibility for any losses incurred to the readers of this post.

© March 2019

How to pick the correct photo size ?

Alright photo enthusiasts, in this post we’ll have a look at the art of picking the correct size of a photo.

First thing first, before clicking a snap you should know the purpose of clicking and also the resting place of the photo. If the resting place is social media wall then you should pick the size that suits the best for that particular social media application.

I personally like square photos for my Instagram, at times I do experiment with other ratios that fits well and some among them are straight vertical photos and landscape photos (rectangular). The same applies even to videos, I like shooting time lapse and before uploading it to Instagram I use an app called Inshot to convert the video into square format. When uploading to YouTube I use 16:9 ratio, as it takes up ample amount of screen real estate and looks great when viewing (especially in full screen mode).

Panorama : I make use of panorama while clicking photos of flash mobs and other events that requires much area. But the problem with this is, while viewing it the photo must be zoomed and that is a bit annoying. One way in which this could be avoided is by, moving away from the object and then click the photo. When the photographer moves away from the object the object seems to be smaller and a great portion of the object can be covered in the photo. The drawback in this procedure is, if the photographer doesn’t click sharp images then the quality of the photo will be poor and many details can be missing.

Few days back I had to print an excel document. When I tried to print it in the straight vertical mode, all the columns weren’t fitting in one single sheet but when I tried to print the document in landscape mode I was able to get it done without missing any data  (the rows were less than the columns).

It’s a wrap for this post, see you next time, have a good day  🙂