SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

February 29, 2012 11:41 ET

The Russell 2000® Index (+11.4%) Outperformed the Russell 1000® Index (+10.0%); Consumer Discretionary & Technology Sectors Led Respective Indexes YTD as of 2/28

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Feb 29, 2012) -

  • The small cap U.S. equity market, as defined by the Russell 2000® Index, gained +11.4% year-to-date as of February 28th, with its top 5 sectors: Consumer Discretionary (+15.4%), Materials & Processing (+14.5%), Technology (+14.0%), Energy (+13.9%) and Health Care (+13.5%), reflecting returns in excess of +13% YTD through February 28th, 2012.
  • The large cap U.S. equity market, as defined by the Russell 1000® Index, gained +10.0% year-to-date as of February 28th. The Technology sector of the Russell 1000® Index outperformed all other sectors in the index with a relatively strong return of +16.7% YTD through February 28th, 2012.
Index 2012 YTD
(through February 28, 2012)
Russell 1000 Index 10.0%
Russell 2000 Index 11.4%
Index Sectors Russell 1000 Index
2012 YTD
(through Feb 28
th)
Russell 2000
2012 YTD
(through Feb 28
th)
Technology 16.7% 14.0%
Materials & Processing 13.4% 14.5%
Financial Services 13.2% 7.9%
Consumer Discretionary 11.3% 15.4%
Producer Durables 11.2% 10.9%
Energy 8.7% 13.9%
Health Care 5.9% 13.5%
Consumer Staples 2.6% 3.4%
Utilities -1.1% 0.4%

The Russell Global Index includes more than 10,000 securities in 48 countries and covers 98% of the investable global market. All securities in the index 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

Disclaimer: http://www.russell.com/indexes/about/index_alerts.asp#disclaimer