SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

August 25, 2010 23:38 ET

Russell Asia Index: Small Caps Outperforming in 2010

TACOMA, WA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2010) -  Data from Russell Indexes shows that small cap stocks continue to outperform large cap stocks in Asia. The Russell Asia Small Cap Index has gained 5.6% for year-to-date in 2010, through August 23, compared to a gain of 1.9% in the Russell Asia Large Cap Index. The trend has continued in the third quarter with the Russell Asia Small Cap Index (5.8%) slightly outperforming the Russell Asia Large Cap Index (4.7%) for the quarter through August 23.

The broad-market Russell Asia Index has posted a return of 4.9% for the third quarter through August 23, 2010, recovering well from the second quarter loss of -6.6%. Year-to-date, the Russell Asia Index has risen 2.6%.

Russell Indexes   2Q 2010   QTD   YTD
Through August 23,   Through August 23,
2010   2010
Russell Asia Index   -6.6%   4.9%   2.6%
Russell Asia Large Cap Index   -7.0%   4.7%   1.9%
Russell Asia Small Cap Index   -4.8%   5.8%   5.6%

The Russell Global Index includes more than 10,000 securities in 61 countries and covers 98% of the investable global market. All securities in the benchmark are classified according to size, region, country and sector. Daily Returns for the main components are available here: http://www.russell.com/indexes/data/daily_total_returns_global.asp

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