SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

September 13, 2010 18:13 ET

Russell Emerging Markets Index: More Stocks in Financial Services Sector Outperforming in 3Q10

TACOMA, WA--(Marketwire - September 13, 2010) -  About two-thirds of stocks in the financial services sector (67.3%) of the Russell Emerging Markets Index have outperformed the benchmark for the third quarter of 2010, through September 10. By contrast, only about 39% of stocks in the technology sector of the Russell Emerging Markets Index have outperformed the index during the same period.

As a whole, the Russell Emerging Markets Index reflected an increase of 9.3% for the third quarter through September 10, 2010.

Russell Emerging Market Index: Sectors   Percentage of Stocks Outperforming
Russell Emerging Market Index
3Q10 Through September 10, 2010
Consumer Discretionary   64.1%
Consumer Staples   61.9%
Energy   51.0%
Financial Services   67.3%
Health Care   46.8%
Materials & Processing   62.3%
Producer Durables   58.6%
Technology   39.2%
Utilities   53.0%

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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