SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

November 24, 2010 01:25 ET

Russell Frontier Index Outperforming Russell Greater China Index YTD

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2010) - The Russell Frontier Index has reflected a 21.6% gain for the year, outperforming the Russell Greater China Index (13.6%) by 8% through November 22, 2010.

With the exception of the third quarter, in which the Russell Greater China Index (17.1%) outperformed the Russell Frontier Index (10.7%), the Russell Frontier Index has posted higher quarterly returns in 2010. This trend continues thus far in the fourth quarter as the frontier countries have returned slightly higher than those in greater China, reflecting returns of 5.4% and 4.9% respectively through November 22, 2010.

Russell Indexes   1Q
November 22,
November 22,
Russell Frontier Index   8.5%   -4.2%   10.7%   5.4%   21.6%
Russell Greater China Index   -0.8%   -6.8%   17.1%   4.9%   13.6%

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