Friday, November 4th, 2011
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2011) - The Russell Japan Defensive Index outperformed the Russell Japan Dynamic Index year-to-date through October 31, with returns of (-3%) and (-13.6%) respectively.

Conversely, for the month of October, the Russell Japan Dynamic Index reflected a (+0.6%) gain while the Russell Japan Defensive Index posted a (-2.9%) loss.

The Russell Defensive and Dynamic Indexes split the broad global 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.



                                                       YTD Returns (through

 Russell Indexes                 October Returns 2011    October 31, 2011) 


 Russell Japan Defensive Index           -2.9%                 -3.0%       


 Russell Japan Dynamic Index             0.6%                 -13.6%       



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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