MSCI World Index

Morgan Stanley Capital International World Index (MSCI World Index)

A market capitalization-weighted benchmark index made up of equities from 23 countries, including the United States.

MSCI World Index

An index consisting of a wide selection of stocks traded in 23 developed countries. It is weighted for market capitalization and is considered an important benchmark of the state of global stock markets. It is managed by MSCI and has existed since 1969.
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The MSCI world index gained 3 percent in the second quarter, led by 3.8 percent gain in S&P500 and 3.6 percent gain in Eurostoxx 50, it said.
The ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index returned 3.4% in the second quarter, extending its gains to more than 22% year to date, compared with 16% for the MSCI World Index.
The bottom-up and concentrated approach helps investors to minimise overlap and over-exposure across their existing portfolios: for example, across LGIMs five pre-existing thematic thematic ETFs, the average overlap in holdings with the MSCI World index is just 1.92% and the average weighting to small and mid-caps is 56%.
The MSCI World index, which tracks a broad group of global stocks, is on track for its best firsthalf performance in 22 years.
It overtook the returns registered by MSCI World Index - comprised of large and mid-cap equities of 23 developed markets such as United States of America, United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore - by 0.94% (year-to-date)to 2.58% (two-years) as of the first quarter of 2019.
The stock market rout was global as well, as the MSCI World index declined 6.1 per cent on month-on-month, and all major global indices declined during May.
He said all the major global stock market indices were down in US dollar terms last year with S&P 500 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average, MSCI world index and MSCI emerging market index were down between six and 18 per cent in 2018.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index posted a six per cent decline, while the MSCI world index and MSCI emerging market index fell 11 per cent and 18 per cent, respectively.
The MSCI World Index has scaled to a two-month high having gained 13% from the near two-year nadir that was seen in late December.
On the other hand, MSCI World index ended the month on a positive note, registering 1% gain for the month.
Pax Ellevate Management LLC, investment adviser to the Pax Ellevate Global Women's Leadership Fund, has announced that the fund outperformed its benchmark, the MSCI World Index, for the one-year and three-year periods ending June 30,2018.
In euro terms, the MSCI Emerging Markets index is down only 5% year-to-date, while the MSCI World index is up 3.5%.