BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- When evaluating small-cap stocks, individual investors would do well to emulate private-equity professionals.Focusing on balance sheets and private-market valuations of small companies cuts through the noise sounded by volatile stock markets like today's. After all, price isn't always indicative of value. The difference between the two can mean big profits for discerning investors, says Mark Travis, chief executive officer of Intrepid Capital Funds.
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