SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

September 27, 2011 09:06 ET

The Russell 3000 Defensive Index Outperformed the Russell 3000 Dynamic Index YTD Through September 23

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2011) - The Russell 3000 Defensive Index, which measures the performance of the broad defensive segment of the U.S. equity universe as defined by various stability factors, outperformed the Russell 3000 Dynamic Index year-to-date through September 23, 2011. This trend that has been consistent recently as the Russell 3000 Defensive Index reflected a return of (-10.0%) for the third quarter-to-date (through 9/23) while the Russell 3000 Dynamic Index reflected a negative return of (-19.6%) for the same time period.

For the second quarter, the Russell 3000 Defensive Index reflected a 2.2% gain while the Russell Dynamic Index posted a negative loss of (-2.2%).

Russell Indexes
2Q Returns 2011 QTD Returns
(through September 23, 2011)
YTD Returns
(through September 23, 2011)
Russell 3000 Defensive Index 2.2% -10.0% -3.4%
Russell 3000 Dynamic Index -2.2% -19.6% -15.3%

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: