Russell 3000 Index

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The Russell 3000 Index is a capitalization-weighted stock market index, maintained by FTSE Russell, that seeks to be a benchmark of the entire U.S stock market. It measures the performance of the 3,000 largest publicly held companies incorporated in America as measured by total market capitalization, and represents approximately 98% of the American public equity market. As of 31 January 2017, the stocks of the Russell 3000 Index have a weighted average market capitalization of almost $129 billion; the median market capitalization is nearly $1.7 billion. The index, which was launched on January 1, 1984, is maintained by FTSE Russell, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group.

The ticker symbol on most systems is ^RUA.

Annual returns[edit]

Year Price return Total return
1994 −2.48% 0.19%
1995 33.58% 36.80%
1996 19.19% 21.82%
1997 29.47% 31.78%
1998 22.32% 24.14%
1999 19.43% 20.90%
2000 −8.52% –7.46%
2001 –12.62% –11.46%
2002 –22.81% –21.54%
2003 28.73% 31.06%
2004 10.08% 11.95%
2005 4.28% 6.12%
2006 13.66% 15.71%
2007 3.30% 5.14%
2008 −38.70% –37.31%
2009 25.46% 28.34%
2010 14.75% 16.93%
2011 −0.92% 1.03%
2012 13.98% 16.42%
2013 30.95% 33.55%
2014 10.45% 12.56%
2015 −1.47% 0.48%
2016 10.42% 12.74%

Investing[edit]

The Russell 3000 Index is tracked by several exchange-traded funds, such as the iShares Russell 3000 ETF (NYSE ArcaIWV)[1] and the Vanguard Russell 3000 ETF (NASDAQVTHR).[2]

Top 10 holdings[edit]

(as of December 31, 2016)[3]

Record values[edit]

Category All-Time Highs
Closing 1422.33 Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Intraday 1424.96 Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Top sectors by weight[edit]

  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Consumer Discretionary
  • Health Care
  • Producer Durables

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