SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

October 18, 2012 11:59 ET

Russell Indexes: Russell Eurozone Index Has Returned 15.1% YTD as of October 16th, With Greece a Leading Market Within the Index YTD and MTD

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2012) -

  • The Russell Eurozone Index returned +15.1% year-to-date and +2.9% month-to-date as of October 16th.

  • Within the Index, Belgium (+33.4%) has led all markets year-to-date as of October 16th, followed by Greece (+30.4%) and Germany (+25.1%). Greece has led by a wide margin month-to-date as of October 16th, with a +14.1% return. 

  • Spain has had the weakest performance year-to-date within the Russell Eurozone Index, returning (-1.7%).

  • Within the Index, the Healthcare sector (+28.5%) has led performance year-to-date as of October 16th, followed by Technology (+23.0%) and Consumer Discretionary (+22.7%).

Russell Eurozone Index Performance

Russell Index October Month-To-Date
(as of Tuesday, October 16
th)

Third Quarter 2012
2012 YTD
(as of Tuesday, October 16
th)
Russell Eurozone Index 2.9% 8.1% 15.1%

Russell Eurozone Index - Country Performance

Russell Eurozone Index Country Constituents October Month-To-Date
(as of Tuesday, October 16
th)

Third Quarter 2012
2012 YTD
(as of Tuesday, October 16
th)
Belgium 1.9% 8.6% 33.4%
Greece 14.1% 18.4% 30.4%
Germany 2.4% 11.7% 25.1%
Austria 5.7% 8.0% 23.8%
Ireland -0.3% 9.0% 18.9%
France 3.8% 6.1% 16.4%
Italy 5.9% 5.9% 11.0%
Finland 2.2% 8.6% 8.2%
Netherlands 1.1% 4.9% 7.0%
Luxembourg 1.2% 4.6% 5.1%
Portugal 4.5% 10.4% 2.9%
Spain 3.3% 10.2% -1.7%

Russell Eurozone Index - Sector Performance

Russell Eurozone Index Sectors October Month-To-Date
(as of Tuesday, October 16
th)

Third Quarter 2012
2012 YTD
(as of Tuesday, October 16
th)
Healthcare 4.0% 9.7% 28.5%
Technology 0.4% 12.7% 23.0%
Consumer Discretionary 3.6% 7.3% 22.7%
Financial Services 7.0% 12.2% 21.0%
Consumer Staples 2.3% 6.2% 20.2%
Producer Durables 2.9% 6.5% 15.9%
Materials & Processing 0.0% 10.6% 13.1%
Energy 0.8% 6.0% 1.8%
Utilities 1.4% 2.9% -0.8%

Source: Russell Investments

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