Short sellers make a lot of money by betting against A part of The US equity market is overlooked by many investors small-cap stocks.

The group has seen a paper profit of Nearly $13 billion You can make money this year by betting on the price dropping of small-, Micro- and Nano-Cap shares, according an estimate by S3 Partners LLC Based on the average amount of The market is currently short. That’s in stark contrast to the roughly $140 billion Short sales can result in significant losses of Stocks with large, mid, and mega-caps have rallied for a long time. of The year as the economy defied gloomy forecasts, the Federal Reserve edged closer to ending its interest-rate hikes and breakthroughs in artificial intelligence triggered a stampede in tech stocks.

The gap in the stock market is highlighted by the difference. as Companies like Nvidia Corp.Meta Platforms Inc. You can also find out more about the following: Tesla Inc. Drive much of More than half of the gains are in your favor. More than half of Stocks in the Russell 2000 — a gauge of smaller companies — have dropped this year, holding it to a 5% gain, far below the 16% jump in the S&P 500.

“So much of this year’s performance has been about AI enthusiasm, which disproportionately benefitted the largest tech stocks,” said Steve Sosnick, chief strategist at Interactive Brokers. “It’s been a top-down set of winners so far.”

It is important to note that the word “you” means “you”. small-caps Stocks joined the rally in equity markets from June to July. But they’ve been hit hardest during the recent pullback, with about $9.7 billion of short-sellers’ estimated profits emerging since August, according to S3’s data.

The shares were beaten down, and investors took out $1.5 billion The most funds have been allocated to this segment in the last three months. Bank of America Corp. EPFR Global is cited by strategists. US large-cap equity funds have pulled in $5.8 billion. billion.

The sector weightings have lowered interest in the sectors. as investors focus heavily on particular industries, said Rob Haworth, a senior investment strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management. The group is not exposed to the technology sector, which has been performing best. of Some of the sectors that have a higher weighting this year are finance and energy of The worst laggards. Small businesses are also most severely affected by economic slowdowns, and tighter monetary policy.

“They also tend to be the companies that take the brunt of tighter credit conditions and tighter lending standards,” Haworth said. “I think that’s kind of created this environment that’s put a lot of pressure on small caps.”

Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson, who has been predicting a stock-market decline, has similarly warned investors to stay away from smallStocks that have a lower cap, but whose margins of profit are at higher risk of Inflation is eroding the value of your savings.

Bets against small Cap stocks is less than 10% of According to S3, all short sales are illegal. Some strategists believe that small caps Have room to bounce back. Bank of America’s Jill Carey Hall, for example, has said segments of The market has been pricing the risk of A recession is most likely to be outperformed if the economic growth continues.

But short sellers continue to pile in. In the past 30 days, short sellers have bet $658 millions. against small capsAccording to S3, the group has placed more money in bets than any other group. The group that has placed the most bets against Archer Aviation Inc., Air Transport Services Group IncAlteryx Inc. You can also find out more about the following: Sage Therapeutics Inc. S3 data reveal that the number of S3 users has increased in the last few months.

Most profitable smallBanks in the region have been beaten down by short-term trades. Bets against Lumen Technologies Inc.Foot Locker Inc. You can also find out more about the following: Beam Therapeutics Inc. According to S3, the same also applied.