MSCI World

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MSCI World (1969-2012).
Map of all countries included in the MSCI World index as of Sept 28, 2018

The MSCI World is a market cap weighted stock market index of 1,649[1] stocks from companies throughout the world. The components can be found here.[2] It is maintained by MSCI Inc., formerly Morgan Stanley Capital International, and is used as a common benchmark for 'world' or 'global' stock funds intended to represent a broad cross-section of global markets.

The index includes a collection of stocks of all the developed markets in the world, as defined by MSCI. The index includes securities from 23 countries but excludes stocks from emerging and frontier economies making it less worldwide than the name suggests. A related index, the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI), incorporated both developed and emerging countries. MSCI also produces a Frontier Markets index, including another 31 markets.

The MSCI World Index has been calculated since 1969,[3] in various forms: without dividends (Price Index), with net or with gross dividends reinvested (Net and Gross Index), in US dollars, Euro and local currencies.

Countries/Regions[edit]

The index includes companies in the following countries/regions:

Total annual returns[edit]

Year Gross Annual
Return (a)[citation needed]
1970 −1.98%
1971 19.56%
1972 23.55%
1973 −14.51%
1974 −24.48%
1975 34.50%
1976 14.71%
1977 5.00%
1978 18.22%
1979 12.67%
1980 27.72%
1981 −3.30%
1982 11.27%
1983 23.28%
1984 5.77%
1985 41.77%
1986 42.80%
1987 16.76%
1988 23.95%
1989 17.19%
1990 −16.52%
1991 18.97%
1992 −4.66%
1993 23.13%
1994 5.58%
1995 21.32%
1996 14.00%
1997 16.23%
1998 24.80%
1999 25.34%
2000 −12.92%
2001 −16.52%
2002 −19.54%
2003 33.76%
2004 15.25%
2005 10.02%
2006 20.65%
2007 9.57%
2008 −40.33%
2009 30.79%
2010 12.34%
2011 −5.02%
2012 16.54%
2013 27.37%
2014 5.50%
2015 −0.32%
2016 8.15%
2017 23.07%
2018 −8.20%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Developed Markets Indices" (PDF). msci.com.
  2. ^ "MSCI World Index: Constituents". msci.com.
  3. ^ start date of MSCI World FREE index history is December 31, 1969
  4. ^ "Index tools - MSCI". mscibarra.com.
  5. ^ "MSCI WORLD INDEX (USD)". Retrieved 12 January 2019.