Watch Small Caps If You're Looking for Signs of Volatility Returning

The relentless rise in the small-caps (using the Russell 2000) is reminiscent of the early part of 2012 when it seemed as though the Russell 2000 was up every single day for weeks (it wasn't, but it felt that way). So, I looked back to see if we found any similarities between then and now.

First, I want to report that the rise in 2012 was massive compared to the current rise. In the last six weeks, the Russell 2000 is up 10%. Yes, that's impressive. But in 2012, it rallied 17% in six weeks. The low back then actually started nine weeks earlier, but there was a dip at week three (as there should be). In those nine weeks, the Russell 2000 had rallied 24%!...406 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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