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Small Cap ETFs Deliver Big Gains for Investors

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November was a historic month for stocks-- the Dow was up about 11.8% for the month, the S&P 500 rose 10.8% while the Nasdaq gained 11.8%. Unlike earlier this year, when the rally was led mainly by mega-cap tech stocks, economically sensitive areas emerged as the biggest winners last month. The small-cap Russell 2000 index surged about 18.3% -- its best monthly gain ever.

The widening of rally was thanks mainly to very encouraging vaccine trial results from Pfizer (PFE - Free Report) , Moderna (MRNA - Free Report) and AstraZeneca (AZN - Free Report) . Hopes that the presidential transition would be smooth have also boosted investor sentiment. Additionally, nomination of Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary has reignited hopes of a large stimulus next year, which would benefit smaller companies a lot.

To learn more the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM - Free Report) , the iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF (IJR - Free Report) and the Vanguard Small Cap Growth ETF (VBK - Free Report) that soared in November,  please watch the short video above.


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