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The 7 Best Small-Cap Stocks to Buy From Third Avenue

Third Avenue has been busy re-balancing its portfolio of small-cap stocks

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Marty Whitman’s value philosophy prevails at Third Avenue’s Small-Cap Value Fund Investor Class (MUTF:TVSVX). The three pillars of which are creditworthiness (strong balance sheet), potential to compound book value and growth and opportunity to purchase at a significant discount to net asset value.

Although it may seem contradictory for a value fund to be active at a time when it continues to trade at near all-time highs or set new highs, Third Value has been “finding plenty to do.”

The fund has been operating as the truffle-hunting pigs of small-cap value companies and adding to its portfolio accordingly. The managers admit that while there are “pockets of high expectations in the broader market” their philosophy — rooted in Whitman’s and idea origination process — has led them to discover and execute new positions.

Below are the fund’s best small-cap stocks to pick from.

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