SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

April 06, 2011 09:01 ET

Russell Global Ex-U.S. Index Outperforms Russell 3000 Index Since 2000

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - The Russell Global ex-U.S. Index (67.5%) has outperformed the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000® Index (21.9%) by slightly more than 45 percentage points from January 1, 2000, through March 31, 2011. Though the Russell 3000 Index outperformed the Russell Global ex-U.S. Index from 2000 to 2003, the trend reversed in late 2003, and the Russell Global ex-U.S. Index has continued to outperform through March 31, 2011.

"This data establishes that shifts in market sentiment and performance can often be significant, swift and enduring," said Stephen Wood, chief market strategist for Russell Investments. "Having the appropriate measurement (index) tools to implement a disciplined, diversified investment strategy is critical."

The Russell Global ex-U.S. Index reflects all countries and companies listed in the Russell Global Index, with the exception of those companies listed in the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000 index.

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: