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Market Commentary  30666
January, 2019 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 11.2%        Rank: 1 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  -4.8%       Rank: 12 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              32.6%       Rank: 14 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   238.1%       Rank: 5 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 11.2% 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 January of 2019, the Russell 2000 was the top performing index with a
return of 11.19%. The worst performing index during that period was the Dow
Utility Index with a return of 2.01%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during January was 7.87%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 7.25%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Russell 2000 had a rank of 12 with a return of
-5%. The top ranked index during the last year was the Dow Utility Index, with a
return of 4%. The worst performing index during that period was the DAX Stock
Index with a return of -15%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was -5%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was -6%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended January of 2019,  the Russell 2000 had a rank of 14
with a return of 33%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the
NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 96%. The worst performing index during
that period was the Straits Times Stock Index with a return of 5%.
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 36%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended January of 2019, the Russell 2000 had a rank of 5
with a return of 238%. The top ranked index during the period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 485%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 68%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 195%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 185%.

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
1995
1996
1997
22.4
14.2
-21.5
43.7
16.4
17.0
-3.2
26.2
14.8
20.5
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
-3.4
19.6
-4.2
1.0
-21.6
45.4
17.0
3.3
17.0
-2.7
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
-34.8
25.2
25.3
-5.5
14.6
37.0
3.5
-5.7
19.5
11.7
2018
-12.2
The annual gain or loss in the Russell 2000 index from 1988 to present.
Dividends are not included.
Russell 2000 Stock Index - 19 Year Graph
Russell 2000 Stock Market Index Historical Graph
The above graph plots the monthly close for the Russell 2000 Stock Index.
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Stock Market Performance Ranking: Russell 2000 Index
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'20
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