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5 All-Star Russell 2000 Stocks to Buy Now

InvestorPlace Logo By Faizan Farooque of InvestorPlace | Slide 1 of 6: The novel coronavirus pandemic has dominated the first half of 2020. One of the main themes that emerged during this crisis is the premium investors are placing on large-cap stocks, especially in the tech space. Just to put things in perspective, the S&P 500 Index has regained a lot of lost ground and is now up over 5% year to date, very impressive considering where we were in March. However, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM) is down almost 8% over the same period. This is despite several Russell 2000 stocks doing well during this time. A lot of investors tend to favor safety and security above everything else. That's why you see big tech juggernauts like Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL,NASDAQ:GOOG) dominating headlines these days. But these stocks are trading at extremely high premiums -- too expensive for retail investors. In comparison, Russell 2000 stocks are trading at relative bargains. These gold nuggets often get overlooked among the more prominent players because they don't get enough good press. Here are five stocks that have excellent fundamentals and are trading at an attractive entry point:            7 Upcoming IPOs for the Second Half of 2020           Farmer Mac (NYSE:AGM)  The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son (NYSE:NTB)  Employers Holdings (NYSE:EIG)  UniFirst (NYSE:UNF)  K.B. Home (NYSE:KBH)

The novel coronavirus pandemic has dominated the first half of 2020. One of the main themes that emerged during this crisis is the premium investors are placing on large-cap stocks, especially in the tech space. Just to put things in perspective, the S&P 500 Index has regained a lot of lost ground and is now up over 5% year to date, very impressive considering where we were in March. However, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM) is down almost 8% over the same period. This is despite several Russell 2000 stocks doing well during this time. A lot of investors tend to favor safety and security above everything else. That's why you see big tech juggernauts like Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL,NASDAQ:GOOG) dominating headlines these days. But these stocks are trading at extremely high premiums -- too expensive for retail investors. In comparison, Russell 2000 stocks are trading at relative bargains. These gold nuggets often get overlooked among the more prominent players because they don't get enough good press. Here are five stocks that have excellent fundamentals and are trading at an attractive entry point: Farmer Mac (NYSE:AGM) The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son (NYSE:NTB) Employers Holdings (NYSE:EIG) UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) K.B. Home (NYSE:KBH)
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