SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

February 01, 2011 21:30 ET

Russell Emerging Markets Index Outperforms Russell BRIC Index Since 2010

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - The Russell Emerging Markets Index outperformed the Russell BRIC Index for calendar year 2010, reflecting a 22.0% gain for 2010, and the comprehensive index of stocks in emerging markets continued to outperform for the month of January, 2011.

Russell Indexes   2005 Returns   2006 Returns   2007 Returns   2008 Returns   2009 Returns   2010 Returns   Monthly Returns: January 2011
Russell BRIC Index   41.9%   55.9%   60.2%   -61.0%   99.7%   14.1%   -3.4%
Russell Emerging Markets Index   33.2%   33.7%   41.1%   -55.4%   84.2%   22.0%   -2.8%

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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