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Small caps fail to keep up

Stock MarketsNov 10, 2017 02:06PM ET
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  • A major late summer into early fall move had the performance of small caps nearly catching up that of the S&P 500 by the start of October. The small caps have faded since, with the Russell 2000's 8.7% YTD advance now trailing the S&P 500 by about 650 basis points.
  • Over the last month, the Russell 2000 is down 2.2% while the S&P 500 has gained 1.3%.
  • What gives? For one, small caps generally make most of their money in the U.S., and could be the big beneficiaries of a cut in the corporate tax rate. Those hopes are fading, or at least set to be delayed. Then there's earnings, and small caps have reported an average decline of 1%, according to BAML, versus a 6% gain for larger caps.
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  • Now read: The Time Long Past For Stocks


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