Market Commentary  14054
September, 2013 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 6.2%         Rank: 3 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27.4%       Rank: 4 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              58.0%       Rank: 5 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   120.2%       Rank: 7 out of 23

Returns for the Russell 2000 Stock Index is shown above for four time periods.
For example: the change in the Russell 2000 Index was 6.2% in the last month.
With that return, the Russell 2000 Index was ranked 3rd out of the 23 indexes
reviewed in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.



Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Russell 2000 Index relative to the other 23
stock indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods
are reviewed. The Russell 2000 Stock Index is compared to foreign and
domestic, large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top
and bottom performers as well as the average and median market performance
for the indexes during in each time period.

Last Month:
During September of 2013, the Russell 2000 had a rank of 3 with a return of
6.22%. The top ranked index during September was the NASDAQ 100 Index,
with a return of 13.00%. The worst performing index during that period was the
FTSE 100 Index with a return of 0.77%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during September was 3.78%.
The average return for the indexes during the month was 4.29%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Russell 2000 had a rank of 4 with a return of
27%. The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a
return of 63%. The worst performing index during that period was the Mexico
IPC Index with a return of -4%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 15%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 16%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended September of 2013,  the Russell 2000 had a rank of 5
with a return of 58%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the
NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 102%. The worst performing index during
that period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 3%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 39%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 41%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended September of 2013, the Russell 2000 had a rank of
7 with a return of 120%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico
IPC Index, with a return of 414%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 23%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 86%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 104%.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.













































Market Commentary  13978
August, 2013 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 -3.3%        Rank: 16 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24.5%       Rank: 4 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              36.7%       Rank: 5 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   103.2%       Rank: 8 out of 23

Returns for the Russell 2000 Stock Index is shown above for four time periods.
For example: the change in the Russell 2000 Index was -3.3% in the last month.
With that return, the Russell 2000 Index was ranked 16th out of the 23 indexes
reviewed in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.



Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Russell 2000 Index relative to the other 23
stock indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods
are reviewed. The Russell 2000 Stock Index is compared to foreign and
domestic, large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top
and bottom performers as well as the average and median market performance
for the indexes during in each time period.

Last Month:
During August of 2013, the Russell 2000 had a rank of 16 with a return of
-3.29%. The top ranked index during August was the TSX Composite Index, with
a return of 1.34%. The worst performing index during that period was the
NASDAQ 100 Index with a return of -7.84%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during August was -3.13%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was -3.19%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Russell 2000 had a rank of 4 with a return of
24%. The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a
return of 51%. The worst performing index during that period was the Straits
Times Stock Index with a return of 0%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 15%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 15%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended August of 2013,  the Russell 2000 had a rank of 5 with
a return of 37%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the
NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 52%. The worst performing index during
that period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of -12%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 24%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 21%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended August of 2013, the Russell 2000 had a rank of 8
with a return of 103%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico
IPC Index, with a return of 408%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 25%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 78%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 96%.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.













































Market Commentary  13902
July, 2013 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 6.9%         Rank: 1 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  32.8%       Rank: 2 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              46.3%       Rank: 5 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   119.6%       Rank: 7 out of 23

Returns for the Russell 2000 Stock Index is shown above for four time periods.
For example: the change in the Russell 2000 Index was 6.9% in the last month.
With that return, the Russell 2000 Index was ranked 1st out of the 23 indexes
reviewed in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.



Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Russell 2000 Index relative to the other 23
stock indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods
are reviewed. The Russell 2000 Stock Index is compared to foreign and
domestic, large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top
and bottom performers as well as the average and median market performance
for the indexes during in each time period.

Last Month:
During July of 2013, the Russell 2000 was the top performing index with a
return of 6.93%. The worst performing index during that period was the Nikkei
225 Index with a return of -0.07%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during July was 4.90%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 4.63%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Russell 2000 had a rank of 2 with a return of
33%. The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a
return of 58%. The worst performing index during that period was the Mexico
IPC Index with a return of -1%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 20%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 21%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended July of 2013,  the Russell 2000 had a rank of 5 with a
return of 46%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 67%. The worst performing index during that period
was the CAC 40 Index with a return of -9%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 28%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 26%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended July of 2013, the Russell 2000 had a rank of 7 with
a return of 120%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico IPC
Index, with a return of 459%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 19%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 87%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 108%.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.















































Market Commentary  13216
May, 2013 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 11.0%        Rank: 1 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29.2%       Rank: 4 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              31.5%       Rank: 4 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   123.2%       Rank: 9 out of 23

Returns for the Russell 2000 Stock Index is shown above for four time periods.
For example: the change in the Russell 2000 Index was 11.0% in the last
month. With that return, the Russell 2000 Index was ranked 1st out of the 23
indexes reviewed in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.



Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Russell 2000 Index relative to the other 23
stock indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods
are reviewed. The Russell 2000 Stock Index is compared to foreign and
domestic, large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top
and bottom performers as well as the average and median market performance
for the indexes during in each time period.

Last Month:
During May of 2013, the Russell 2000 was the top performing index with a
return of 10.97%. The worst performing index during that period was the Dow
Utility Index with a return of -10.27%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during May was 1.98%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 1.35%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Russell 2000 had a rank of 4 with a return of
29%. The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a
return of 61%. The worst performing index during that period was the Dow Utility
Index with a return of 3%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 24%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 24%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended May of 2013,  the Russell 2000 had a rank of 4 with a
return of 32%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 47%. The worst performing index during that period
was the CAC 40 Index with a return of -20%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 16%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 13%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended May of 2013, the Russell 2000 had a rank of 9 with
a return of 123%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico IPC
Index, with a return of 511%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 28%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 90%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 118%.

Table:
In this site, you may view the returns for all 23 indexes over all 4 time periods in
one convenient table. Click the Market Trend Analysis link under the chart
(above). The table of contents for Forecast-Chart.com's Market Trend Analysis
will open. Click the link to the Stock Index Return Scoreboard in the table of
contents.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.










































Market Commentary  13140
April, 2013 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 -6.8%        Rank: 23 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8.6%        Rank: 19 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              23.8%       Rank: 5 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   122.5%       Rank: 10 out of 23

Returns for the Russell 2000 Stock Index is shown above for four time periods.
For example: the change in the Russell 2000 Index was -6.8% in the last month.
With that return, the Russell 2000 Index was ranked 23rd out of the 23 indexes
reviewed in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.



Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Russell 2000 Index relative to the other 23
stock indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods
are reviewed. The Russell 2000 Stock Index is compared to foreign and
domestic, large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top
and bottom performers as well as the average and median market performance
for the indexes during in each time period.

Last Month:
During April of 2013, the Russell 2000 was the worst performing index with a
return of -6.79%. The top ranked index during April was the Nikkei 225 Index,
with a return of 11.80%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during April was 1.69%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 1.32%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Russell 2000 had a rank of 19 with a return of
9%. The top ranked index during the last year was the Nikkei 225 Index, with a
return of 46%. The worst performing index during that period was the TSX
Composite Index with a return of 1%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 14%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 14%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended April of 2013,  the Russell 2000 had a rank of 5 with a
return of 24%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 51%. The worst performing index during that period
was the CAC 40 Index with a return of -24%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 15%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 13%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended April of 2013, the Russell 2000 had a rank of 10
with a return of 122%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico
IPC Index, with a return of 551%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 27%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 95%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 127%.

Table:
In this site, you may view the returns for all 23 indexes over all 4 time periods in
one convenient table. Click the Market Trend Analysis link under the chart
(above). The table of contents for Forecast-Chart.com's Market Trend Analysis
will open. Click the link to the Stock Index Return Scoreboard in the table of
contents.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.











































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Russell 2000 Index: Annual Returns
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
22.4
14.2
-21.5
43.7
16.4
17.0
-3.2
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
26.2
14.8
20.5
-3.4
19.6
-4.2
1.0
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
-21.6
45.4
17.0
3.3
17.0
-2.7
-34.8
2009
2010
2011
2012
25.2
25.3
-5.5
14.6
The annual gain or loss in the Russell 2000 index from 1988 to present.
Dividends are not included.
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Russell 2000 Stock Market Index Historical Graph
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