SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

December 22, 2010 15:35 ET

Russell 3000 Index: Consumer Discretionary Up 28.6% YTD

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2010) - The U.S. broad-market Russell 3000® Index has reflected a gain of 11.4% for the fourth quarter and 16.7% year-to-date, through December 21, 2010.

At the sector level, the energy sector shows the best performance QTD, reflecting a return of 20.4%, followed by materials and processing (18.1%) and consumer discretionary (13.7%). The utilities sector has posted the smallest returns, gaining 3.8% this quarter through December 21, 2010.

Year-to-date, consumer discretionary has been the best performing sector, reflecting a return of 28.6%, followed by producer durables (26.9%) and materials and processing (25%). Health care has reflected the lowest returns, but still gaining 6.4%.

 Russell 3000 Index: Sectors QTD through
Dec. 21, 2010
  YTD through
Dec. 21, 2010
 Consumer Discretionary 13.7%   28.6%
 Producer Durables 13.3%   26.9%
 Materials & Processing 18.1%   25.0%
 Energy 20.4%   19.8%
 Consumer Staples 6.6%   15.1%
 Technology 12.1%   14.1%
 Financial Services 9.5%   11.5%
 Utilities 3.8%   11.0%
 Health Care 5.5%   6.4%

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 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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