Russell 2000: Small Companies as the Engine of Job Growth

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Russell 2000: Small Companies as the Engine of Job Growth

By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group

Highlights

  • Russell 2000 is a small-cap stock index for broad-based risk management
  • Largest sectors are financials (18%), IT (17%) and health care (15%)
  • Average company in Russell 2000 is valued at around $1 billion
  • Small companies are at the heart of job growth in United States

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