What are the Russell indexes?
The Russell indexes are a group of global equity indices run by FTSE Russell. They are used by investors as equity benchmarks and they allow investors to follow the performance of specific market segments around the world. There are a number of exchange-traded funds and mutual funds based on the Russell indexes.
Where have you heard about the Russell indexes?
If you’re familiar with the US market and have experience tracking market segments, chances are you’ll have come across the Russell indexes. The US indexes have been recognised as leading benchmarks for institutional investors, and has more assets benchmarked to its US index family than all other US equity indexes combined.
What you need to know about the Russell indexes.
Russell FTSE run a number of primary indices, and also publish value and growth versions of each index. Some of these indices include:
- Russell 3000 Index: Measures the performance of the largest 3,000 U.S. companies
- Russell 2500 Index: The bottom 2,500 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index
- Russell 2000 Index: The bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index
- Russell 1000 Index: The top 1,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index
- Russell Top 200 Index: The largest 200 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index
- Russell Top 50 Index: The 50 largest companies in the Russell 3000 Index
Find out more about the Russell indexes.
To better understand how the Russell indexes work, it’s useful to understand the FTSE.