SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

November 02, 2011 22:17 ET

Russell Global Stability Indexes: Russell Japan Defensive Index Outperformed Russell Japan Dynamic Index YTD Through October 31

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) - The Russell Japan Defensive Index outperformed the Russell Japan Dynamic Index year-to-date through October 31, with returns of (-3%) and (-13.6%) respectively.

Conversely, for the month of October, the Russell Japan Dynamic Index reflected a (+0.6%) gain while the Russell Japan Defensive Index posted a (-2.9%) loss.

The Russell Defensive and Dynamic Indexes split the broad global equity market in half based on a combination of stability factors; the more stable half of the market is called "Defensive" and the less stable half is called "Dynamic." The new Russell Global Defensive and Dynamic Indexes follow the same global-relative composition as the Russell Global Indexes. Stocks are ranked by sector and style across regions, rather than country-by-country, to better reflect how investors now approach the global markets.

Russell Indexes October Returns 2011 YTD Returns (through
October 31, 2011)
Russell Japan Defensive Index -2.9% -3.0%
Russell Japan Dynamic Index 0.6% -13.6%

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: