Chart: Russell Global Market Cap Index Performance 2010

The chart below shows the performance of the various Russell Global Market Cap Indices from 1999 thru 2010:

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Source: Russell Investments

Some observations:

  • In the period shown, emerging market small caps have been the best performers in most years.
  • For most years, developed market large caps have been the weakest performers.
  • Since 2001, emerging markets large caps have outperformed developed markets large caps.
  • At the height of the global financial crisis in 2008, emerging market stocks of all caps fell heavily than developed world stocks but rebounded sharply in 2009.


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