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 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%.