SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

November 26, 2010 02:00 ET

Russell Emerging EMEA Index: Small Caps and Consumer Staples Outperforming YTD

LONDON--(Marketwire - November 26, 2010) - The Russell Emerging EMEA Index has reflected a year-to-date gain of 15.3%, with the region's small cap stocks (22%) outperforming the large caps (14.1%) by 7.9 percentage points through November 23, 2010.

All nine sectors of the region have posted positive returns for the year through November 23, 2010, with seven of the nine posting double-digit gains. Consumer staples (38.9%) and consumer discretionary (34.5%) have been the top performers so far, and energy has been the worst-performing sector in 2010 with a gain of 2.8%.

Russell Indexes   1Q 2010   2Q 2010   3Q 2010   QTD
November 23, 2010
  YTD
November 23, 2010
Emerging EMEA Index   7.5%   -12.8%   20.7%   1.9%   15.3%
Emerging EMEA Large Cap Index   6.9%   -13.1%   20.7%   1.7%   14.1%
Emerging EMEA Small Cap Index   10.9%   -11.2%   20.6%   2.8%   22.0%
                     
Russell EMEA Index by Sector   1Q 2010   2Q 2010   3Q 2010   QTD
November 23, 2010
  YTD
November 23, 2010
Consumer Staples   10.2%   -0.9%   25.7%   1.2%   38.9%
Consumer Discretionary   8.5%   -13.4%   36.7%   4.7%   34.5%
Materials & Processing   9.5%   -11.2%   15.8%   7.0%   20.5%
Producer Durables     8.0%   -13.3%   25.4%   2.4%   20.3%
Financial Services   8.9%   -13.5%   24.4%   0.2%   17.4%
Health Care   5.1%   -9.3%   19.6%   2.2%   16.4%
Utilities   8.9%   -13.9%   22.8%   -2.3%   12.6%
Technology   1.2%   -11.7%   23.2%   -0.6%   9.4%
Energy   3.8%   -14.5%   13.8%   1.8%   2.8%

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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