SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

February 23, 2011 05:44 ET

Russell Greater China Index: Large Caps Outperforming in 2011

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) -  The Russell Greater China Index reflected a loss of 1.9% for the month through February 21, 2011. The index started 2011 with a gain of 1.1% for the month of January, but later lost ground and shows a marginal year-to-date loss of 0.8% through February 21.

Large cap stocks (-0.6%) of the region have outperformed small cap stocks (-1.7%) for the year through February 21, 2011, reversing the trend of 2010, which saw small cap stocks (18.5%) outperform the large cap stocks (15.5%).

Russell Indexes 2010 January 2011 MTD through February 21, 2011 YTD through February 21, 2011
Russell Greater China Index 16.1% 1.1% -1.9% -0.8%
Russell Greater China Large Cap Index 15.5% 1.3% -1.8% -0.6%
Russell Greater China Small Cap Index 18.5% 0.2% -1.9% -1.7%

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