Tag "small cap stocks"

Stock Market Weekend Update: Near-Term Concerns Bubble Up

The market has been very strong to start 2018 but there are a few near-term concerns bubbling up. Investor sentiment has become overheated, the broader stock market is overbought, and the Russell 2000 and small cap stocks are still lagging. Key Takeaways: Small-caps are trending higher and making new highs,…

Russell 2000 Spotlight: Small Cap Stocks Outperforming

The Russell 2000 and small (and micro) cap stocks have been outperforming of late. This pick up in near-term strength bodes well for small caps over the coming week, but it should be noted that the broader indices like the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average are nearing exhaustion….

10 Small Cap Stocks Catching My Eye Into 2018

The Russell 2000 (IWM) has lagged to start the new year but it’s pressing up against the 155 price level in a tape that feels “risk-on.” This could lead to a big breakout and another chance to provide leadership to this bull market. In browsing charts this weekend I found…

Small Cap Stocks: Time To Get Your Rally Caps On?

Small cap stocks tend to offer a bit more risk and reward. That equates to higher beta, which in turn tends to mean stronger returns when the broader market is healthy, and weaker returns when the broader market is in the doldrums. So where are we now?  Likely at an…

Russell 2000 Sets Record: Near Highs… But No New Highs

The Russell 2000 just spent over a month within 1 percent of its 52-week high, without achieving a new high – a streak twice as long as the previous record. If it seems as if the small-cap segment of the stock market has been running in place, you are not…

Trading The Russell 2000: Here’s A Timing Strategy

In our previous article, we looked at using the small cap Russell 2000 Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:RVX) to better time long entries in the Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT). The Takeaway:  Waiting for a 20 day or 50 day peak in the RVX proved to be a consistently favorable long entry on…

Russell 2000 Index Hit Key Fibonacci Price Target

The current inexorable stock market rally has folks wondering where it will at least take a breather, if not put the breaks on. The small-cap segment of the market has been particularly relentless, with the Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) up 8 of the last 9 days, 15 of the last…

Using RVX Small Cap Volatility Index to Time Your RUT Entries

With the Russell 2000 index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) sitting at record highs, many traders are wondering how much longer it can continue to climb without a meaningful retracement. Aside from a 0.75% pullback in early September, the move has been straight up. While no trader wants to miss out on a strong…

Two Small Cap Defense Stocks That Are Headed Higher

Take a look at the long-term charts of most large-capitalization Aerospace & Defense stocks and you can see they have produced consistent gains for their shareholders. This group has some of the best and most orderly uptrends in my opinion including LMT, NOC, RTN, GD, etc. Lately, I have been…