Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 - Russell Global Index
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire) - The Russell Frontier Index has reflected a year-to-date loss of 4.4% through February 28, 2011, down from its 2010 gain of 25.7%. The Russell Emerging Markets Index, which posted a 22% gain for 2010, has also reversed its 2010 course, and is reflecting a year-to-date loss of 3.8%.

The Russell Developed Index, which underperformed the Russell Frontier Index and Russell Emerging Markets Index in 2010, has outperformed both indexes for the year through February 28, 2011, reflecting a year-to-date gain of 5.8%.


                                                                YTD through

                                                     February  February 28,

 Russell Indexes                 2010  January 2011    2011        2011   


 Russell Developed Index         14.1%     2.1%        3.6%        5.8%   


 Russell Frontier Index          25.7%     1.4%        -5.7%       -4.4%  


 Russell Emerging Markets Index  22.0%     -2.8%       -1.1%       -3.8%  


The Russell Global Index includes more than 10,000 securities in 61 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:



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