SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

July 02, 2012 11:46 ET

Russell Indexes: US Outperformed Europe & Asia in First Half 2012; All Global Regions Positive

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jul 2, 2012) -

  • The Russell 1000® Index of U.S. large cap stocks outperformed other major global regions in the first half of 2012 as illustrated by the Russell Global family of indexes.

  • The Russell 1000 returned +9.3% in the first half, relative to a +6.1% return for the Russell Global Index, a +3.4% return for the Russell Developed Europe Index and a +4.6% return for the Russell Asia-Pacific Index.

  • Within the Russell 1000, the Financial Services sector led the first half, with a +13.6% return, followed by the Consumer Discretionary (+12.9%) and Health Care (+12.8%) sectors. The Energy sector was at the bottom and also the only negative performing sector within the Russell 1000 in the first half at (-3.2%).

Russell Global Indexes - First Half 2012 Regional Performance

Russell Index  
First Half 2012
(a/o June 29
Russell Global Index   6.1%
Russell 1000 Index   9.3%
Russell Developed Europe Index   3.4%
Russell Asia Pacific Index   4.6%

Russell 1000 Index - First Half 2012 Sector Performance

Russell 1000 Index Sector  
First Half 2012
(a/o June 29
Financial Services   13.6%
Consumer Discretionary   12.9%
Health Care   12.8%
Technology   11.9%
Utilities   8.5%
Consumer Staples   7.6%
Producer Durables   7.3%
Materials & Processing   6.5%
Energy   -3.2%

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: