Russell 2000 Finishes Strong

After a dramatic decline that began in late September, the Russell 2000 Index climbed 25% to finish 2008 down 30% on the year. The Russell 2000 consists of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 Index which measures the performance of the largest 3,000 U.S. companies representing approximately 98% of the investable U.S. equity market.


Hitting Singles with Small Cap Value ETFs

As the broad market struggles to climb back from new lows, one group of stocks are doing just fine. Small cap value stocks are up for the week, the month, QTD and 5% YTD while the rest of the market is down 15% on the year.