Are Small Cap Stocks Becoming Relevant Again?

One thing the market has mostly lacked for the past 2-plus years is small cap stock leadership.

This usually comes by way of small cap stocks and the Russell 2000 outperforming the broader indexes. Let’s just say that these moments have been few and far between.

And while I won’t try to make a case that small cap stocks are outperforming much of anything right now, I will say that the Russell 2000’s performance is improving and the index could be setting up for higher prices.

Today we look at the recent trading price pattern on the Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) and what to watch for. Risk-on stock bulls should be watching this and rooting for IWM.

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$IWM Russell 2000 ETF Chart

Here we see a rounded bottom pattern (base) followed by a brief lift and consolidation at critically important price resistance. A move over the recent highs and 200-day moving average would open the door for better things for IWM.

iwm russell 2000 etf trading breakout resistance buy signal chart

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