Over the past few years, attractively valued companies have underperformed their more expensively valued counterparts. As seen, the difference in valuation between cheap and expensive stocks in the Russell 1000 Index has widened to historic levels.
Russell 1000® Index measures the performance of the large-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. It is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index and includes approximately 1000 of the largest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership. The Russell 1000 represents approximately 92% of the U.S. market. The Russell 1000 Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer for the large-cap segment and is completely reconstituted annually to ensure new and growing equities are reflected. Investments cannot be made in an index.