Also known as "small cap" stocks.
These issues can appear to be more speculative than stocks with high market capitalization. However, smaller issues often have great growth potential and tend to outperform larger market capitalization stocks. Small cap stocks are often biting at the ankles of the larger cap stocks and will one day - through capitalization growth - move up into the larger market capitalizations, as a child grows into adulthood.
Investment dictionary. Academic. 2012.
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ankle-biter — n a child, usually a baby or toddler. Com monly used with mock distaste by par ents, sometimes with real distaste by others, ankle biter has been heard in all social classes in Britain and Australia since the late 1970s. Synonyms are leg biter,… … Contemporary slang
ankle\ biter — Someone of little account, who criticizes others who are much better than she is. Like a little dog that barks and jumps around, trying to bite people s ankles. That guy who said you could never do the job is just an ankle biter … Dictionary of american slang
ankle-biter — ankˈle biter or ankˈle nipper noun (Aust sl) A child • • • Main Entry: ↑ankle … Useful english dictionary
ankle-biter — n A child. Yes, Sam got married, settled down, and now has a playroom full of ankle biters. 1850s … Historical dictionary of American slang
ankle-biter — noun A small child … Wiktionary
ankle biter — stock issued with a market capitalization of less than $500 million. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary … Financial and business terms
Ankle biter — child, infant … Dictionary of Australian slang
ankle biter — I Australian Slang child, infant II Canadian Slang an infant … English dialects glossary
ankle-biter — noun humorous, chiefly N. Amer. a child … English new terms dictionary
ankle biter — Go to rug rat … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions