Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 - Russell Global Index

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire ) - The Russell Emerging Markets Index reflected a return of 15.3% year-to-date as of December 7th, 2012 as the Russell Greater China Index reflected a return of 18.2% for the same time period, according to Russell Indexes.

In Russell Investments' recently released 2013 Annual Global Outlook, its team of global investment strategists highlight core expectations for capital markets along with a point of view on central investment issues for the coming year. For 2013, the Outlook sees growth in emerging markets relative to developed markets on the back of stronger exports, a recovering China and relatively attractive valuations.

"While emerging markets equities have underperformed developed markets over the last year as demonstrated by the performance of the Russell Emerging Markets Index relative to the Russell Developed 1000 and Russell Developed Europe Indexes, these markets could show relatively more growth in 2013," said Stephen Wood, Chief Market Strategist for Russell Investments. "Generally, E.M. economies have low inflation, are likely to maintain a stimulatory policy stance and lean against currency appreciation pressure. That said, we may see ongoing volatility and a 'risk-on/risk-off' investment environment globally, creating the need for a dynamic, multi-asset portfolio approach."



Index                           YTD Returns as of 12/7/12


Russell Emerging Markets Index             15.3%         


Russell Greater China Index                18.2%         


Source: Russell Investment

Nothing contained in this material is intended to constitute legal, tax, securities or investment advice, nor an opinion regarding the appropriateness of any investment, nor a solicitation of any type. The general information contained in this publication should not be acted upon without obtaining specific legal, tax and investment advice from a licensed professional.

Please note: Indexes are unmanaged and cannot be invested in directly. Returns represent past performance, are not a guarantee of future performance, and are not indicative of any specific investment. Russell's publication of the Indexes or Index constituents in no way suggests or implies a representation or opinion by Russell as to the attractiveness of investing in a particular security. Inclusion of a security in an Index is not a promotion, sponsorship or endorsement of a security by Russell and Russell makes no representation, warranty or guarantee with respect to the performance of any security included in a Russell Index.

Opinions expressed by Mr. Wood reflect market performance and observations as of December 7, 2012 and are subject to change at any time based on market or other conditions without notice. Please remember that past performance does not guarantee future performance.

These views are subject to change at any time based upon market or other conditions and are current as of the date at the top of the page. The opinions expressed in this material are not necessarily those held by Russell Investments, its affiliates or subsidiaries. While all material is deemed to be reliable, accuracy and completeness cannot be guaranteed. The information, analysis, and opinions expressed herein are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual or entity.

Please remember that all investments carry some level of risk, including the potential loss of principal invested. They do not typically grow at an even rate of return and may experience negative growth.

Forecasting represents predictions of market prices and/or volume patterns utilizing varying analytical data. It is not representative of a projection of the stock market, or of any specific investment. Keep in mind, like all investing that multi-asset investing does not assure a profit or protect against loss.

Investment in Global, International or Emerging markets may be significantly affected by political or economic conditions and regulatory requirements in a particular country. Investments in non-U.S. markets can involve risks of currency fluctuation, political and economic instability, different accounting standards and foreign taxation. Such securities may be less liquid and more volatile. Investments in emerging or developing markets involve exposure to economic structures that are generally less diverse and mature, and political systems with less stability than in more developed countries.

Diversification, strategic asset allocation and multi-asset investing do not assure profit or protect against loss in declining markets.

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

Russell Investment Group is a Washington, USA Corporation, which operates through subsidiaries worldwide, including Russell Investments, and is a subsidiary of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Contact Profile

Adam Grodman

P: 212-909-4781
W: www.russell.com


The Russell Emerging Markets Index



More Formats