SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

October 19, 2012 09:30 ET

Russell Indexes: Russell Emerging Markets Index Up 13.9% YTD (as of 10/17) With an 8.1% Gain in 3Q12

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Oct 19, 2012) - The Russell Emerging Markets Index reflected strong gains year-to-date (13.9%), as the top 5 performing countries all posted returns in excess of 30%, through October 15, 2012.

The Russell Egypt Index reflected the highest returns YTD (63.3%), followed by the Russell Turkey Index (46.5%) Russell Thailand Index (35.0%) and the Russell Philippines Index (34.77%).

"We have seen strong performance in emerging markets as many of these countries appear to have benefited from the perceived lower tail risk in the European Union," said Gustavo Galindo, emerging markets portfolio manager for Russell Investments. "Meanwhile, Egypt and Thailand have been a nice turnaround story as these markets had underperformed at the beginning of the year and rebounded nicely as risk appetite increased."

Russell Emerging Markets Index and Top and Bottom Country Performance

             
             
    October MTD
(as of 10/17)
 
Third Quarter 2012
  2012 YTD
(as of 10/17)
Russell Emerging Markets Index  
 1.02%
 
8.1%
 
13.9%
Russell Emerging Markets Index Country Constituents   October Month-To-Date
(as of Wednesday, October 17)
 
Third Quarter 2012
  2012 YTD
(as of Wednesday, October 17)
Egypt  
 -1.15%
 
24.5%
 
63.3%
Turkey  
5.39%
 
7.0%
 
46.52%
Thailand  
0.27%
 
14.9%
 
35.0%
Philippines  
3.99%
 
2.2%
 
34.77%
Hungary  
8.96%
 
10.1%
 
34.6%
South Africa   -1.38%   6.47%   10.82%
Czech Republic   5.05%   8.98%   9.34%
Indonesia   2.39%   6.44%   7.85%
Brazil   2.07%   6.38%   1.77%
Morocco   -2.08%   -3.4%   -11.55%
             
             

Source: Russell Investments

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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