The small-cap benchmark Russell 2000 index hit an all-time high Wednesday, outperforming its counterparts in an otherwise subdued trading session. The Russell 2000 was up 1% at 1,617.02 in recent action after trading as high as 1,617.59, according to FactSet, taking out the previous intraday record of 1,615.52 set on Jan. 24. The Russell 2000 has outperformed its large-cap peers in 2018, with a gain of 5.3% in the year to date versus a 1.9% rise for the S&P 500 and a 0.2% rise for the Dow Jones Industrial Average .

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