SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

January 25, 2012 09:38 ET

Russell Indexes: Russell 1000® and Russell 2000® Returned (+4.9%) or More YTD as of January 24th, Materials & Processing Was Lead Sector of Both Indexes for This Time Period

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - The Russell 2000® Index reflected a (+6.4%) return, outperforming the Russell 1000® Index which posted a (+4.9%) return year-to-date, through January 24.

Looking at individual sector returns, Materials & Processing, for both the Russell 1000 and Russell 2000 Indexes, posted the strongest returns of (+9.7%) and (+11.4%) respectively for the year-to-date, through January 24. Other notable sectors included: Financial Services within the Russell 1000 Index (+7.8%) and Technology within the Russell 2000 Index (+9.6%). The Utilities sectors of the Russell 1000 and Russell 2000 Index reflected the weakest returns year-to-date, through January 24.

Russell Index YTD (through January 24, 2012)
Russell 1000 4.9%
Russell 2000 6.4%
Russell 1000 Sectors YTD (through January 24, 2012)
Technology 7.3%
Financial Services 7.8%
Utilities -2.8%
Health Care 3.2%
Consumer Discretionary 5.9%
Consumer Staples -1.0%
Energy 3.4%
Materials & Processing 9.7%
Producer Durables 7.2%
Russell 2000 Sectors YTD (through January 24, 2012)
Technology 9.6%
Financial Services 5.7%
Utilities -1.1%
Health Care 5.4%
Consumer Discretionary 7.5%
Consumer Staples 0.8%
Energy 4.7%
Materials & Processing 11.4%
Producer Durables 6.3%

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 index 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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