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For the bulk of 2011 and early 2012 large caps were the best game in town. Then in mid-November 2012 there was a changing of the guard. From there small caps have clearly carried the torch for the stock market.

In the chart below, I compare the returns of the small cap laden Russell 2000 (^RUT) vs. the large cap oriented S&P 500 (^GSPC). 

Flash forward to today (April 1, 2013). The S&P 500 is nearly a full 1% ahead of the Russell 2000. The Dow even looks better than that. 

So is this a true change in the trend where large caps are now the place to be? Or is this just some brief rotation that won't last? 

Share your viewpoint in the comments section below. 

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GENERAL FINA GFN 8.20 +5.67%
QIHOO 360 TE QIHU 91.57 +4.38%
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