SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

January 11, 2011 23:16 ET

Russell Asia Index: Small Cap Stocks Gain Nearly 198% Since 2000

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - The Russell Asia Index has reflected a return of 88.3% over the past decade, with small cap stocks (197.7%) outperforming large cap stocks (70.7%) from December 31, 2000, through December 31, 2010.

Value stocks also greatly outperformed since 2000 as the Russell Asia Value Index posted a return of 126.1%, almost doubling the returns reflected by the Russell Asia Growth Index (59.1%).

       
    10-year Returns  
  Russell Indexes Dec. 31, 2000 - Dec. 31, 2010  
  Russell Asia Index 88.3%  
  Russell Asia Small Cap Index 197.7%  
  Russell Asia Large Cap Index 70.7%  
  Russell Asia Value Index 126.1%  
  Russell Asia Growth Index 59.1%  
       

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

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