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Can Bloated U.S. Large Caps Make Room For Small Caps?

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  • Until recently, small caps were this year’s darling, comfortably outperforming their large-cap brethren as the economic recovery manifested.
  • The S&P SmallCap 600 finished the first half strong, posting its best performance through the first six months of any year since it was created.
  • But the proverbial tortoise caught up to the hare at the start of the second half, as the S&P 500 Index virtually erased its underperformance relative to the S&P SmallCap 600 over the last two weeks.

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By Brian Manby

Over the last few weeks, U.S. equities have staged a reversal within the very markets that have been this year’s most reliable trade.

Until recently, small caps were this year’s darling, comfortably outperforming their

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