SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

February 16, 2011 23:04 ET

Russell Brazil Index: Brazil Outperforms Among BRIC Countries Since 2000

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2011) - The Russell Brazil Index outperformed other countries represented in the Russell BRIC Index (Brazil, Russia, India and China) since the beginning of January 2000, reflecting a 580% gain through February 14, 2011. During the same period, the Russell BRIC Index gained about 200%.

As an example of this return differential, if one U.S. dollar had been invested indirectly in each of the BRIC countries as represented by Russell indexes in January 2000, Brazil and China would have offered the highest return as of February 14, 2011, with values of $6.83 and $3.88, respectively, followed by India at $3.82 and Russia at $3.13.

    Value of a U.S. Dollar:  
    Beginning at $1 on  
    January 1, 2000, through  
  Russell Indexes February 14, 2011  
  Russell Brazil Index $6.83  
  Russell Russia Index $3.13  
  Russell India Index $3.82  
  Russell China Index $3.88  

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:


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