The Russell 2000 is not exactly an unknown index, as it is often used as a proxy for small-cap stocks, but it grabs far fewer headlines than the S&P 500, which tracks the market's 500 largest stocks. Where the S&P 500 is up 49% over the last 12 months, the Russell 2000 has risen a blistering 83%. Columbus McKinnon (NASDAQ: CMCO), the country's largest manufacturer of hoists, cranes, actuators, and other rigging tools, is primed to benefit from President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal.
Let's take a look at some ETF areas that are presenting some great investment opportunities for April considering the current market scenario.
Only the small-cap Russell 2000, which outperformed its larger-index brethren through Q1, came in at -1.6% on the day.