SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

February 09, 2012 23:16 ET

Russell Indexes: Consumer Discretionary Sector Contributed to Russell 3000®, China & Japan Indexes With Returns in Excess of (+8.0%) YTD Through February 6

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Feb 9, 2012) - The Consumer Discretionary sector of the U.S broad-based Russell 3000® Index reflected a return of (+9.0%) year-to-date. Its counterpart within the Russell Japan Index reflected a (+8.4%) return through February 6. And the Consumer Discretionary sector of the Russell China Index has outperformed both its Russell 3000® Index and Russell Japan Index sector counterpart for the same time period, reflecting a return of (+10.9%).

Looking at overall index returns, the Russell China Index (+13.3%) outperformed both the Russell Japan Index (+5.9%) and Russell 3000® Index (+8.0%) for the year-to-date through February 6.

Index / Sector YTD (through February 6, 2012)
Russell 3000® Index 8.0%
Consumer Discretionary Sector 9.0%
Index / Sector YTD (through February 6, 2012)
Russell China Index 13.3%
Consumer Discretionary Sector 10.9%
Index / Sector YTD (through February 6, 2012)
Russell Japan Index 5.9%
Consumer Discretionary Sector 8.4%

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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