IS SMALL CAP STRENGTH SUSTAINABLE?
John Lynch Chief Investment Strategist, LPL Financial | Jeffrey Buchbinder, CFA Equity Strategist, LPL Financial
Small caps are having a strong year, with the Russell 2000 Index up nearly 6% year to date, versus about 2% for the S&P 500 Index. We came into this year expecting small cap outperformance, and after a slow start in early 2018 they have delivered in recent months. Many factors have aligned to drive continued potential leadership from this group. Here we highlight three keys to our small cap outlook.