Thursday, October 20th, 2011
The Russell Asia Pacific Defensive Index outperformed the Russell Asia Pacific Dynamic Index year-to-date through October 18 reflecting returns of (-6.3%) and (-17.8%), respectively.
Conversely, month-to-date, both indexes posted positive returns with the Russell Asia Pacific Dynamic Index (3.2%) outperforming the Russell Asia Pacific Defensive Index (2.8%) through October 18.
The Russell Defensive and Dynamic Indexes split the broad equity market in half based on a combination of stability factors; the more stable half of the market is called "Defensive" and the less stable half is called "Dynamic." The new Russell Global Defensive and Dynamic Indexes follow the same global-relative composition as the Russell Global Indexes. Stocks are ranked by sector and style across regions, rather than country-by-country, to better reflect how investors now approach the global markets.


                                 MTD Returns              YTD Returns      

                             (through October 18,     (through October 18, 

 Russell Indexes                    2011)                    2011)         


 Russell Asia Pacific                                                      

 Defensive Index                     2.8%                    -6.3%         


 Russell Asia Pacific                                                      

 Dynamic Index                       3.2%                    -17.8%        


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:

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Russell Global Stability Indexes Asia Pacific Outperformed Pacific Dynamic Index YTD October 18



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