Russell 2000 Finishes Strong

After a dramatic decline that began in late September, the Russell 2000 Index climbed 25% to finish 2008 down 30% on the year. The Russell 2000 consists of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 Index which measures the performance of the largest 3,000 U.S. companies representing approximately 98% of the investable U.S. equity market.