SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

August 23, 2010 16:03 ET

Russell Global Index Shows Rebound in 3Q 2010

TACOMA, WA--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  The Russell Global Index reflected a 5.6% gain for the third quarter through August 20, 2010, rebounding from the -11.6% drop experienced during the second quarter of 2010. Year-to-date in 2010, however, the Russell Global Index reflected a loss of -3.1% through August 20.

The Russell Global Large Cap Index (5.7%) has outperformed the Russell Global Small Cap Index (4.7%) for the third quarter of 2010 through August 20, but global small caps have outperformed for 2010 year-to-date through August 20 by more than four percentage points.

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:

Russell Indexes 2Q 2010 QTD Through August 20, 2010 YTD Through August 20, 2010
Russell Global Index -11.6% 5.6% -3.1%
Russell Global Large Cap Index -11.9% 5.7% -3.6%
Russell Global Small Cap Index -9.0% 4.7% 0.9%

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Russell Investment Group is a Washington, USA corporation, which operates through subsidiaries worldwide, including Russell Investments, and is a subsidiary of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.

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