SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

November 22, 2011 09:45 ET

Russell 3000 Index Sectors & Sub-Sectors: Materials & Processing Sector Outperformed the Financial Services Sector Month-to-Date Through November 21

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - The Materials & Processing sector of the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000 Index lost (-4.8%) for November month-to-date through November 21, with the Building Materials sub-sector losing (-2.3%) for the same period. Both these sectors reflected negative monthly returns for the months of May - September; however, for the month of October, Materials & Processing and Building Materials posted significant returns of (17.6%) and (22.2%), respectively.

In contrast, the Financial Services sector of the Russell 3000 Index and its sub-sector, Real Estate, have reflected losses of (-8.2%) and (-11.4%) respectively, for the month-to-date through November 21. The Financial Services sector and Real Estate sub-sector reflected the largest monthly gains for the year in the month of October with returns in excess of 13%.

Overall, the Russell 3000 Index reflected a loss of (-4.7%) month-to-date through November 21, coming off the (11.5%) gain for the month of October. The Index posted positive monthly returns for the first four months of 2011 before slipping into a five month slump of negative monthly returns, with its steepest decline in the month of September (-7.8%).

Month Index Sector Sub - sector Sector Sub - sector
Russell 3000 Financial Services Real Estate Materials & Processing Building Materials
Jan-11 2.2% 2.5% 6.4% 0.3% -1.7%
Feb-11 3.6% 3.2% 9.4% 3.0% 4.6%
Mar-11 0.5% -1.8% 4.4% 2.5% 2.5%
Apr-11 3.0% 0.7% 0.4% 2.4% -0.5%
May-11 -1.1% -2.4% -1.8% -2.5% -2.7%
Jun-11 -1.8% -2.8% -5.2% -0.8% -6.4%
Jul-11 -2.3% -3.2% -9.2% -3.0% -7.9%
Aug-11 -6.0% -8.3% -21.5% -6.9% -7.7%
Sep-11 -7.8% -10.7% -16.5% -16.3% -17.7%
Oct-11 11.5% 13.6% 22.5% 17.6% 22.2%
MTD-2011 -4.7% -8.2% -11.4% -4.8% -2.3%

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: http://www.russell.com/indexes/data/daily_total_returns_global.asp

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