Morgan Stanley Capital International Indexes

Morgan Stanley Capital International Index

Any of several indices managed and published by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI). Some Morgan Stanley Capital International indices are considered benchmarks of global equity performance. Perhaps the best known indices are the MSCI World Index and the MSCI EAFE Index. Because MSCI's majority shareholder is Morgan Stanley, some Morgan Stanley products, notably iShares, track Morgan Stanley Capital International indices.

Morgan Stanley Capital International Indexes.

These indexes are computed by Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. (MSCI).

They track stocks traded in international stock markets, and are benchmarks for international stock investments and mutual fund portfolios.

The strong performance of the Europe and Australasia Far East Equity Index (EAFE) between 1982 and 1996 is often credited with generating increased US interest in investing overseas. The index was considered especially strong compared to the well-known Standard & Poor's 500 Index (S&P 500).

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The fund is pegged to the Morgan Stanley Capital International indexes for different countries.

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