SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

October 13, 2010 12:39 ET

Russell Global Index: India Reflects Increased Correlation to U.S. Market

TACOMA, WA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2010) -  During the 14 years of available returns for the Russell Global Index there has been a similar correlation pattern between India and China with the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000® Index. Throughout the period, the Russell 3000 reflected an average 2-year correlation of 0.50 with the Russell India Index and 0.48 with the Russell China Index.

While the Russell China Index has correlated to the U.S. market at a relatively steady degree during the 14-year period from September of 1996 through September of 2010, staying within a range of 0.30 and 0.75, India's correlation to the Russell 3000 has increased more so since 2006, reaching a 0.80 correlation point in 2009.

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: