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8 Reasons Why The Russell 2000 Is Becoming The Most Popular Index

Stefan Cheplick

The Russell 2000 (IWM) made new all-time highs this week. In-fact it hit new all-time highs the day after the government shutdown. But no one should be entirely surprised by this. We put together a post here that shows how past government shutdowns have impacted financial markets. Now here are a few reasons why the Russell 2000 has become the most popular index over the last few days:

1.) America is the real growth story:

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2.) The Russell 2000 has been notably strong over the last few weeks. A great discussion emerged about this here:

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3.) The Russell 2000 ETF, IWM, has been leading both the S&P 500 and the Dow:

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4.) The beta chase is on and we have just entered the fourth quarter:

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5.) The technical strength of IWM has stood out for several days now:

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6.) Check out this breakout in IWM. Quite notable:

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7.) The relative strength in IWM has been spectacular to watch. And like we said, it’s been getting noticed for a while:

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8.) The S&P 500 ETF, SPY, has always been the most popular index ETF, but suddenly:

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