All-Cap Fund

DEFINITION of 'All-Cap Fund'

A stock mutual fund that invests in equity securities without regard to whether a company is characterized as small, medium or large.

The term "cap" is shorthand for capitalization. The investment community measures a company's size by its market capitalization, which is calculated by multiplying the number of a company's outstanding shares by its current stock price.

BREAKING DOWN 'All-Cap Fund'

There is no universal consensus on the exact definitions of the various market caps, but the following parameters are a good approximation:

Giant or Mega Cap: Above $200 billion
Large Cap: From $10 billion to $200 billion
Mid Cap: From $2 billion to $10 billion
Small Cap: From $300 million to $2 billion
Micro Cap: Less than $300 million

These designations inform mutual fund investors about the investment focus of the fund in terms of company size. In the case of an all-cap fund, the portfolio manager has complete freedom to invest in companies of any size.

Because of the inclusive nature of its holdings, a total stock market index fund would have an all-cap portfolio.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Small Cap

    Refers to stocks with a relatively small market capitalization. ...
  2. Large Cap - Big Cap

    A term used by the investment community to refer to companies ...
  3. Micro Cap

    A publicly traded company in the United States that has a market ...
  4. Mega Cap

    The biggest companies in the investment universe, as measured ...
  5. Flexi-Cap Fund

    A type of mutual or hedge fund that is not restricted to investing ...
  6. Fund Category

    A way of differentiating mutual funds according to their investment ...
Related Articles
  1. Insurance

    Market Capitalization Defined

    Find out the differences between mega-, large-, mid- and small-cap stocks and how each suits different investing styles.
  2. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Which Mutual Fund Market Cap Suits You?

    Different funds invest in companies with different market caps. Find out which is right for you.
  3. Markets

    Understanding Small- And Big-Cap Stocks

    If you don't realize how big small-cap stocks can be, you'll miss some good investment opportunities.
  4. Investing Basics

    How To Evaluate A Micro-Cap Company

    Learn how to think big by investing in smaller stocks.
  5. Markets

    An Introduction To Small Cap Stocks

    When it comes to a company's size, bigger isn't always better for investors. Find out more here.
  6. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Top 3 UBS Global Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about UBS's asset management business, past mutual fund performance and the top three UBS mutual funds to consider for retirement diversification.
  7. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Invesco’s Top Funds for Retirement

    Here's a list of Invesco investments—retirement funds—that may work for you if you have the time to let them mature over the long term.
  8. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Top 4 Royce Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover four of The Royce Funds mutual funds suitable for diversifying retirement portfolios that focus on investing in small-cap companies.
  9. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Top 3 VALIC Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about the VALIC fund family, its performance relative to its peers and the top three VALIC funds to consider for retirement diversification in 2016.
  10. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    The 4 Best T. Rowe Price Funds for Growth Investors in 2016 (TROW)

    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by T. Rowe Price that specialize in investing in stocks of growth companies.
RELATED FAQS
  1. How liquid are BlackRock mutual funds? (BLK)

    BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) mutual funds are very liquid, as are all mutual funds. An investor receives payment for a redemption ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Are target-date retirement funds good investments?

    The main benefit of target-date retirement funds is convenience. If you really don't want to bother with your retirement ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Do mutual funds require a demat account?

    A dematerialized account enables electronic transfer of funds. The account is used so an investor does not need to hold the ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. How liquid are Vanguard mutual funds?

    The Vanguard mutual fund family is one of the largest and most well-recognized fund family in the financial industry. Its ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. Which mutual funds made money in 2008?

    Out of the 2,800 mutual funds that Morningstar, Inc., the leading provider of independent investment research in North America, ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. Does OptionsHouse have mutual funds?

    OptionsHouse has access to some mutual funds, but it depends on the fund in which the investor is looking to buy shares. ... Read Full Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Harry Potter Stock Index

    A collection of stocks from companies related to the "Harry Potter" series franchise. Created by StockPickr, this index seeks ...
  2. Liquidation Margin

    Liquidation margin refers to the value of all of the equity positions in a margin account. If an investor or trader holds ...
  3. Black Swan

    An event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and that would be extremely difficult ...
  4. Inverted Yield Curve

    An interest rate environment in which long-term debt instruments have a lower yield than short-term debt instruments of the ...
  5. Socially Responsible Investment - SRI

    An investment that is considered socially responsible because of the nature of the business the company conducts. Common ...
Trading Center