SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

January 04, 2011 09:37 ET

Russell Global Index Reflects 7.6% Gain for December

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - The Russell Global Index reflected a gain of 7.6% for the month of December 2010. The Russell Europe Index outperformed other regions, up 8.9%, followed by the Russell Developed Index (7.6%) and the Russell Asia Pacific Index (7.2%).

A sector analysis of the Russell Global Index reflects positive returns for all sectors in December 2010. The materials and processing (10.7%) and energy (10.4%) sectors posted the highest gains for the month, while consumer discretionary and utilities gained the least, reflecting returns of 5.2% each.

Russell Indexes December 2010 Returns
Russell Global Index 7.6%
Russell Europe Index 8.9%
Russell Developed Index 7.6%
Russell Asia Pacific Index 7.2%
Russell Emerging Markets Index 7.1%
Russell 3000 Index 6.8%
Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index 6.7%
Russell Latin America Index 6.7%
Russell Asia Index 6.5%
Russell Global Index: Sectors December 2010 Returns
Materials & Processing 10.7%
Energy 10.4%
Producer Durables 8.3%
Financial Services 8.2%
Technology 7.0%
Consumer Staples 5.6%
Health Care 5.6%
Consumer Discretionary 5.2%
Utilities 5.2%

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: