Are You Selling Your Small Cap Stocks? - Real Time Insight


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The Russell 2000, the index of small cap stocks, is down over 2% today and has gone into the red, again, for the year.

Over the last week, the small cap stocks have been the target of intense selling.

However, the small caps have outperformed both the large and mid-cap stocks since the beginning of 2013. The Russell 2000 has also actually finished higher 7 quarters in a row, the first time it has ever done that.

And if you look at the 1-year chart of the Russell, you can see it wasn't always a straight up rally. There were plenty of pullbacks along the way. The January 2014 correction was actually more severe than what is going on right now.

But many investors have tremendous gains in their small cap positions which they don't want to see fade away.

Are you selling your small cap stocks to lock in profit?

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