Futures For You by Carley Garner
THE RETURN OF RUSSELL 2000
What will change when the Russell 2000 futures and options return to the CME Group in July 2017?
The Russell 2000 is a stock index often used as the benchmark for measuring the performance of US small-cap stocks. The Russell 2000 index is a subset of the Russell 3000 in which 2000 of the smallest securities are represented. Because the publicly traded companies included in the Russell 2000 are lower capital and often start-up type operations, this index is extremely volatile. Yet it is also an indicator of market sentiment. You will find that the Russell 2000 index has a habit of leading the broad market higher or lower ...