SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

May 31, 2011 14:28 ET

Russell North America Index Reflects Gain of 6.9% YTD Through May 30

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) - Despite reflecting a downturn for the month of May, the Russell North America Index posted a 6.9% return year-to-date through May 30 with all nine sectors posting positive returns for the year-to-date period.

Health care led all sectors with a 14.6% return year-to-date through May 30, followed by consumer staples (10.9%), energy (10.9%), and utilities (8.9%).

The financial services sector, the highest weighted sector in the North American region, posted a 2.3% return year-to-date, while materials & processing rounded out the sectors' positive performances with a 0.9% return for the same time period.

Russell IndexMTD Returns
(through May 30, 2011)
YTD Returns
(through May 30, 2011)
Russell North America Index-2.4%6.9%
Russell Index SectorsMTD Returns
(through May 30, 2011)
YTD Returns
(through May 30, 2011)
Health Care0.8%14.6%
Consumer Staples1.9%10.9%
Consumer Discretionary-0.9%7.8%
Producer Durables-3.8%7.4%
Financial Services-3.3%2.3%
Materials & Processing-4.3%0.9%

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: