This post appeared earlier this week on RealMoney . Click here for a free trial, and enjoy incisive commentary all day, every day.Russell 2000 performance in the first half of 2011 has matched that of the S&P 500 perfectly, with both indices rising slightly more than 2%. This is an acceptable if unremarkable number, yielding an annual return well under 5%. Despite this lockstep behavior, world events predict that small-caps will outperform blue chips from now into year's end, so the actual return may exceed current expectations, perhaps significantly.
Small-Caps Have an Edge for the Second Half
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