SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

November 17, 2011 20:54 ET

The Russell Asia Pacific Defensive Index Reflected a (-4.9%) Loss YTD, Outperforming the Russell Asia Pacific Dynamic Index (-17.0%) Through November 15

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Nov 17, 2011) - The Russell Asia Pacific Defensive Index posted a (-4.9%) return year-to-date, outperforming the Russell Asia Pacific Dynamic Index which reflected a (-17%) return, through November 15, 2011. The Russell Asia Pacific Index posted a loss of (-12%) for the same time period.

The Russell Defensive & Dynamic Indexes split the broad global equity market in half based on a combination of stability factors; the more stable half is called "Defensive" and the less stable half is called "Dynamic." The new Russell Global Defensive and Dynamic Indexes follow the same global-relative composition as the Russell Global Indexes. Stocks are ranked by sector and style across regions, rather than country-by-country, to better reflect how investors now approach the global markets.


Russell Indexes
YTD Returns
(through November 15, 2011)
Russell Asia Pacific Dynamic Index -17.0%
Russell Asia Pacific Defensive Index -4.9%
Russell Asia Pacific Index -12.0%

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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