BTW, here are 10 interesting facts that you may or may have not known about the famous Russell 2000:

  1. The Russell 2000 Index tracks the financial results of 2,000 of the largest U.S. small and mid-cap corporations.
  2. Originally developed by Frank Russell Company in 1984, the index is currently managed by FTSE Russell.
  3. The Russell 2000 is frequently used by investors and financial experts as a measurement of small-cap performance.
  4. The index is a decent depiction of the small-cap portion of the U.S. stock market since it is made up of businesses with market capitalizations between $300 million and $2 billion.
  5. The Russell 2000 is often regarded as a proxy for small-cap market performance, economic growth, and investor mood.
  6. The Russell 2000 includes varied organizations from many different industries, such as IT, healthcare, consumer products, and finance.
  7. Because it comprises smaller and less well-known firms, the Russell 2000 is seen as a more representative indicator of the U.S. stock market than the more widely followed S&P 500.
  8. To maintain its relevance as a barometer of the small-cap market, the Russell 2000 undergoes yearly reconstitution.
  9. Larger, more established firms are less susceptible to economic and market shifts than the index, which is notoriously volatile.
  10. Interest rates, economic growth, and political events are just a few of the outside variables that might affect the Russell 2000's performance. Thus, both retail and institutional investors use it as a resource when making financial choices.