The Russell China Index reflected a gain of (+4.0%), year-to-date through January 16, outperforming the Russell Taiwan Index, which reflected a (+1.6%) return and the Russell Greater China Index, which reflected a gain (+2.8%) for the same time period.
The Russell China Index continues to outperform the Russell Taiwan Index from 2011, the year in which the Russell Chinese Index lost (-20.8%), followed by a (-22.2%) loss for the Russell Taiwan Index and (-21%) from the Russell Greater China Index.
Looking at the last 3 month's returns, October 17, 2011 - January 16, 2012, the Russell China Index outperformed the Russell Taiwan Index. The Russell China Index gained +1.1%, while the Russell Taiwan Index lost (-4.7%) for the last 3 months.
Last 3 months YTD 2012
Russell Index 2011 Returns (17th Oct 2011 - (Till 16th Jan
16th Jan 2012) 2012)
Russell China Index -20.8% 1.1% 4.0%
Russell Taiwan Index -22.2% -4.7% 1.6%
Russell Greater China
Index -21.0% -1.2% 2.8%
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