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Meet the most hated part of the stock market

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The small cap Russell 2000 just can't get any love, and a good strategy could be to short it.

Stocks were higher Monday, but analysts are negative on small caps, which are still trading at higher valuations than large caps even after falling nearly 4 percent last week.

Oppenheimer Asset Management technician Ari Wald says a good short-term strategy would be to short the Russell and stay long the S&P 500. Long-term investors should hold the S&P 500 since it should perform better in a market correction, he recommends.