SOURCE: Russell Investments

February 01, 2011 15:01 ET

Russell Global Index: Europe, Energy Outperformed in January 2011

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - The Russell Global Index reflected a 1.4% gain for the month of January 2011, propelled by relatively strong returns for the Russell Europe Index (3.8%), the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000® Index (2.2%) and the Russell Developed Index (2.1%).

Six of the nine sectors in the Russell Global Index posted positive returns for January 2011, led by energy (4.9%) and technology (3.7%). Consumer staples was the worst-performing sector for the month, posting a loss of 2.7%.

Russell Indexes Monthly Returns
January 2011
Russell Global Index 1.4%
Russell Europe Index 3.8%
Russell 3000 Index 2.2%
Russell Developed Index 2.1%
Russell Asia Index -0.6%
Russell Asia Pacific Index -0.9%
Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index -1.6%
Russell Emerging Markets Index -2.8%
Russell Latin America Index -4.4%
Russell Global Index Sectors Monthly Returns
January 2011
Energy  4.9%
Technology 3.7%
Producer Durables       2.3%
Financial Services      2.3%
Utilities       1.1%
Health Care     0.4%
Consumer Discretionary  -0.1%
Materials & Processing -1.8%
Consumer Staples        -2.7%

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: