SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

December 01, 2010 00:19 ET

Russell Asia Pacific Index Up 11.8% YTD

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2010) - The Russell Asia Pacific Index has reflected an 11.8% return year-to-date through November 29, 2010, boosted by strong sector performances and a third-quarter return of 13.8%. 

Thus far in 2010, all of the sectors in the Russell Asia Pacific Index have reflected positive returns with all but two posting double-digit percentage gains. The producer durables sector has been the best performer, posting a 17.1% return for the year through November 29, 2010, followed by the consumer discretionary (15.8%) and consumer staples (15.2%) sectors. Financial services (8%) has posted the lowest return year-to-date.

Index   1Q 2010   2Q 2010   3Q 2010   QTD through November
29, 2010
  YTD
through November
29, 2010
Russell Asia Pacific Index   4.6%   -8.5%   13.8%   2.5%   11.8%
Sectors   1Q 2010   2Q 2010   3Q 2010   QTD through November
29, 2010
  YTD
through
November
29, 2010
Producer Durables   8.7%   -9.3%   14.6%   3.6%   17.1%
Consumer Discretionary   4.2%   -7.1%   15.3%   3.8%   15.8%
Consumer Staples   4.1%   -2.0%   15.2%   -2.1%   15.2%
Energy   2.0%   -7.4%   14.9%   4.0%   12.7%
Materials & Processing   4.4%   -13.3%   19.4%   4.2%   12.6%
Utilities   4.3%   0.6%   7.6%   -1.0%   11.8%
Health Care   3.8%   -4.9%   10.1%   1.4%   10.2%
Technology   5.5%   -11.0%   10.0%   4.7%   8.1%
Financial Services   3.3%   -9.5%   13.9%   1.4%   8.0%

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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