11:30 am: Equity indices remain near their best levels of the session with small caps in the lead. The Russell 2000 is higher by 2.1% while the S&P 500 trades up 1.4%.
Even though the Russell 2000 trades well ahead of the benchmark index today, it still has a bit of work left before catching up to the S&P 500's gain for the week. Including today's advance, the Russell 2000 is higher by 3.4% since last Friday while the S&P 500 has added 3.6%. However, the Nasdaq has fared even better and currently holds a week-to-date gain of 4.7%.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq has benefitted from …More