SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

March 29, 2011 14:18 ET

Russell World Cap Index up 3.8% YTD Due to Boost From U.S. Small Caps

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 29, 2011) - The Russell World Cap Index reflected a 2011 return of 3.8% through March 25, slightly outperforming the Russell Global Index (3.5%). The difference in returns is due to the disparity among global small-cap stocks as the U.S. small-cap Russell 2000® Index shows a 5.4% gain for the period, while the Russell Global ex-U.S. Small Cap Index reflects a loss (-0.5%).

The Russell World Cap Index combines the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000® Index and the Russell Global ex-U.S. Large Cap Index, and currently comprises 5,193 securities and about 93% of the Russell Global Index. However, the Russell World Cap Index does not include the Russell Global ex-U.S. Small Cap Index.

Russell Indexes   January 2011 Returns   February 2011 Returns   MTD through March 25, 2011   YTD through March 25, 2011
Russell World Cap Index   1.6%   3.1%   -0.9%   3.8%
Russell Global Index   1.4%   2.9%   -0.9%   3.5%
Russell Global ex-U.S. Small Cap Index   -0.8%   0.6%   -0.3%   -0.5%
Russell 2000 Index   -0.3%   5.5%   0.2%   5.4%

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: