Russell 2000 is the 2000 largest U.S. stocks in the entire stock market. As of now it has increased 2.3% due to a possible deal for rising the debt ceiling might be agreed upon soon in Congress.
What is the Russell 2000?
Russell 2000 is part of Russell 3000, and Of the 3,000 stocks in the index, there are two very popular sub indexes that are followed to track the progress of the market. The largest 1,000 stocks become the Russell 1000 index (large cap index) and the subsequent 2,000 are known as the Russell 2000 index (small-cap index).