Small-Cap Earnings Look Good So Far

On Friday, we took an initial pulse of third-quarter earnings reports, checking in on who is surprising -- to the upside and downside -- for the large-cap stocks in the S&P 500. While the S&P 500 reflects "the market," the other thousands of smaller names matter too, so today we check out the progress so far in small-cap land.

The Russell 2000 has been the mystery in 2014, only managing to get back to flat for the year, while the S&P 500 is putting in another good performance. Small-caps are typically more economically sensitive, so could they be acting as a canary to upcoming economic woes? The debate continues, so let's see if incoming earnings reports so far can offer any clues....322 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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