SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

July 13, 2011 22:02 ET

Russell Global Indexes: Asia Outperforms Emerging Markets in Second Quarter of 2011

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jul 13, 2011) - The Russell Asia Index reflected a 0.4% return in the second quarter of 2011, outperforming the Russell Emerging Markets Index (-0.7%) for the same time period. Growth stocks bested value stocks as the Russell Asia Growth Index (0.6%) and the Russell Emerging Markets Growth Index (-0.4%) outperformed the Russell Asia Value Index (0.3%) and the Russell Emerging Markets Value Index (-1.3%) in the second quarter of 2011.

Year-to-date, both the Russell Asian Index and the Russell Emerging Markets Index have posted identical returns of 0.8%, with the Russell Asia Growth Index (1.8%) outperforming the Russell Asia Value Index (-0.1%) and the Russell Emerging Markets Value Index (2.5%) showing higher returns than the Russell Emerging Markets Growth Index (-0.2%) through July 11, 2011.

Russell Indexes 1Q Returns
2011
2Q Returns
2011
MTD Returns
(through July 11,
2011)
YTD Returns
(through July 11,
2011)
Russell Asia Index -1.6% 0.4% 2.0% 0.8%
Russell Asia Growth Index -0.4% 0.6% 1.7% 1.8%
Russell Asia Value Index -2.6% 0.3% 2.2% -0.1%
Russell Emerging Markets Index 1.4% -0.7% 0.1% 0.8%
Russell Emerging Markets Growth Index 0.1% -0.4% 0.1% -0.2%
Russell Emerging Markets Value Index 4.0% -1.3% 0.0% 2.5%

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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