You Said It: A <I>TSC</I> Weekly Poll: Will the Russell Stay Hot?

Tell us what you think of the recently strong small-cap index.
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And some little stocks shall lead them.

So it seemed in the second quarter, when the best-performing of the major indices was the small-cap

Russell 2000

. The RUT, composed of the bottom two-thirds of the 3,000 largest U.S. stocks, jumped 15.1% in the quarter, compared with a 12.1% rise for the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

, a 9.1% hop for the

Nasdaq Composite Index

and a 4.1%


for the cooled-down Internet Sector


Is that all there is? Or can the beleaguered Russell -- still nowhere near its April 21, 1998, record high of 491.41 -- stay on its outperformance track for another three months?