The Russell Equal Weight Indexes offer a unique and practical alternative to conventional equal weighted indexes. Rather than simply assigning an equal weight to every constituent of an index, Russell Equal Weight Indexes assign each industry sector in an index an equal weight, and then equally weight the companies found within each sector. This innovative approach has historically provided greater diversification and higher returns than conventional equal weighted indexes.
Key Features and Coverage on RIMES
For this data source, RIMES hosts data for approximately 6000 companies and 14 indices. Index coverage includes Bric Equal Weight, Greater China Lc Equal Weight, Russell 1000 Equal Weight, Russell 2000 Equal Weight, Russell Midcap Equal Weight, etc.
Some of the data items available include:
- Company Items: Adjustment Factor, Bloomberg Exchange Code, Bloomberg Ticker, Cap Range Flag, Country Description, Currency Code, Cusip Code, Daily Net Return, Daily Price Return, Daily Return , Daily Total Return, Date of Portfolio, Derived Daily Price Return , Dividend Amount Gross, Exchange, Growth Factor, Industry Level Codes, Investable Market Value, Investable Shares Outstanding, Investable Weight, ISIN Code, Market Identifier Code, Market Value, Next Date of Portfolio, Opening investable Market Value, Opening Weight in Index, Sedol Code, Shares Outstanding, Unadjusted Price in Local Currency, Value Factor, Weight in Index, etc.
- Index Items: Country Code, Currency Code, Database Domain Code, Database Source, Database Symbol, Description, Dividend Amount Gross/Net, FTSE Region, Gross Index, Index Family, Industry Classification Code, Last Price Date, Methodology, Net Index, Number of Constituents, Opening Market Capitalization, Partner Short Code, Price Index, etc.