SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

June 21, 2011 00:33 ET

Russell Global Index: Despite Negative Returns for June, Global Equity Markets Remain Positive YTD Through June 17, 2011

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - The U.S. broad-market Russell 3000® Index has posted a loss of 5.8% month-to-date, bringing the year-to-date return of the index to 2.1% through June 17, 2011.

Similarly, the Russell Global ex-U.S. Index reflected a month-to-date loss of 5.1% through June 17, and it clings to a positive YTD return of 0.2%.

Russell IndexMTD ReturnsYTD Returns
(through June 17,(through June 17,
2011)2011)
Russell 3000 Index-5.8%2.1%
Russell Global ex-U.S. Index-5.1%0.2%

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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