Russell 2000 Extends Win Streak To 13 Sessions, Longest Since February 1996

By Tomi KilgoreMarketsMarketWatch Pulse

The Russell 2000 Index rose 0.9% Tuesday to a record high, as the small-cap tracker's win streak hit the longest stretch in over 20 years. After closing at a four-month low on Nov. 3, the index has now gained ground for 13-straight sessions, soaring 15% during that streak. That is the longest streak of gains since the 15-session stretch ending Feb. 6, 1996. The index only gained 6.1% during that streak. In comparison, the S&P 500 index of large-cap stocks has gained in eight of the past 13 sessions, and has climbed just 5.5% during that stretch.

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