SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

December 06, 2010 14:23 ET

Russell US Indexes -- Consumer Discretionary Performance for the Week After Black Friday Shows Improvement Over 2009

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) - The consumer discretionary sector of the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000® Index reflected a 2.6% return for the week of November 29 through December 3, 2010, following "Black Friday," November 26, 2010. This gain outperforms the 1.4% return the sector posted during the same post-Black Friday period in 2009 -- November 30 through December 4, 2009. The Russell 3000 Index as a whole gained 3% last week, 1.3 percentage points higher than the week ending December 4, 2009, in which the index rose 1.7%.

The consumer discretionary sector of the U.S. large-cap Russell 1000® Index outperformed during the week following Black Friday in 2010 (2.5%), compared to 2009 (1.2%). Conversely, the small-cap consumer discretionary sector, as reflected by the Russell 2000® Index, performed marginally better in 2009 (3.9%) than its 3.7% return for the same period in 2010.

Russell Indexes and
Consumer Discretionary Sector
Week after
Black Friday 2009
Week after
Black Friday 2010
Russell 3000 Index 1.7% 3.0%
Russell 3000:
Consumer Discretionary Sector
1.4% 2.6%
Russell 1000 Index 1.5% 3.0%
Russell 1000 Index:
Consumer Discretionary Sector
1.2% 2.5%
Russell 2000 Index 4.4% 3.3%
Russell 2000 Index:
Consumer Discretionary Sector
3.9% 3.7%

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: http://www.russell.com/indexes/data/daily_total_returns_global.asp

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