With investors' patience running thin thanks to declining returns since last year's stock-market collapse, more small-cap mutual-fund managers may opt to stop trading during the second half of the year once they have outperformed their benchmarks, Geoffrey Rogow wrote
in Thursday's edition of the Wall Street Journal Fund Track column
. Rogow suggests the popular strategy will become more commonplace in the portfolio-management industry during the current economic downturn as managers seek to retain their outperformance gains in a volatile market.
Rogow quoted: John Brady
, senior vice president for N.Y.-based futures brokerage MF Global
; Lori Calvasina
, small-and-midcap-stock strategist for Citigroup Global Markets
; and Gary Flam
, a portfolio manager for Bel Air Investment Advisors
, in the column.
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