SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

February 03, 2012 01:11 ET

The Russell Korea Index Outperformed Asia Pacific and Japan Indexes YTD as of January 31st

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Feb 3, 2012) - In a turnaround from 2011, the Russell Korea Index has reflected a (+9.7%) return year-to-date. In addition, the index has outperformed both the Russell Asia Pacific Index (+8.1%) and the Russell Japan Index (+4.4%) through January 31.

For 2011, all three indexes posted negative returns in excess of (-10%).

Russell Index 2011 Returns YTD
(through January 31, 2012)
Russell Asia Pacific Index -15.0% 8.1%
Russell Japan Index -12.5% 4.4%
Russell Korea Index -11.0% 9.7%

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: