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Small-Caps Ripping' For Russell Rebalance

Traders Magazine, May 2001

Peter Chapman

Positioning ahead of the annual Russell rebalancing has now begun in earnest.

Hedge funds, brokers and active managers have pounced on those names that will enter or exit the Russell 2000 and 1000 indices on June 29th. Much of the trading is focused on small-caps that have grown large enough to enter the Russell 2000. "There's no question those stocks are really ripping right now," said Steve Kreichman, a trader on Salomon Smith Barney's portfolio trading desk.

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