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Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio (AASOX)

Mutual Fund · Currency in USD · Last updated Mar 24, 2023

The advisor focuses on small, fast-growing companies that the manager believes offer innovative products, services or technologies to a rapidly expanding marketplace. Under normal circumstances, the Portfolio invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities. It may invest a significant portion of its assets in securities of companies conducting business within a single sector, including the information technology and healthcare sectors.

Share Price Chart

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio in Oct 2022 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $20,735 for a total return of roughly 107.35%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

AASOX (Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio)
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Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio


Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio had a return of 2.11% year-to-date (YTD) and -26.03% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio had an annualized return of 0.25%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 9.76%, indicating that Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio did not perform as well as the benchmark.

1 month-6.64%-3.20%
6 months-3.15%4.19%
1 year-26.03%-12.48%
5 years (annualized)4.88%8.83%
10 years (annualized)0.25%9.76%

Monthly Returns Heatmap


Sharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio Sharpe ratio is -0.60. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.

AASOX (Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio)
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Dividend History

Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio granted a 21.97% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $3.18 per share.


Dividend yield


Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


Drawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.

AASOX (Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio)
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Worst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio is 60.31%, recorded on Nov 20, 2008. It took 592 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.



To Bottom


To Recover



-60.31%Nov 1, 2007266Nov 20, 2008592Mar 30, 2011858
-58.45%Dec 16, 2021260Dec 28, 2022
-55.76%May 2, 20111203Feb 11, 20161068May 11, 20202271
-34.4%May 15, 2002102Oct 9, 2002228Sep 8, 2003330
-23.32%Feb 16, 2021211Dec 14, 20211Dec 15, 2021212
-18.44%Apr 6, 200490Aug 13, 200472Nov 24, 2004162
-16.02%May 9, 200651Jul 21, 200682Nov 15, 2006133
-10.37%Oct 14, 202014Nov 2, 202018Nov 27, 202032
-9.84%Mar 7, 200538Apr 28, 200533Jun 15, 200571
-9.62%Jul 20, 200719Aug 15, 200730Sep 27, 200749

Volatility Chart

Current Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio volatility is 25.08%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.

AASOX (Alger Small Cap Growth Portfolio)
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