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A far better December; global markets gain 2.6% to finish 2019 with 23.7% advance

The MSCI AC World Index added 2.6% in December to bring the Q4 and year-to-date (ytd) gains to 7.3% and 23.7% respectively. The December climb contrasted with the 7.4% fall in the same...

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Global markets continue to shine; MSCI AC World Index adds 2.7% in November

The MSCI AC World Index advanced 2.7% in November, extending its year-to-date (ytd) gain to 20.6% – the best first 11-month performance since 2013 (+20.9% ytd) for the benchmark....

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Global equity markets advance for a second successive month

The MSCI AC World Index advanced for a second successive month in October — it rose 1.9% following a 2.0% increase in September. The return brings the benchmark’s year-to-date (ytd)...

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Global equity markets gain 2.0% in September; Q3 advance is 0.6%

The MSCI World AC Index advanced 2.0% in September and in doing so recovered most of the losses of the previous month (2.2%). The climb leaves the benchmark with a modest 0.6% rise...

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MSCI AC World index falls 2.2% in August; trade concerns to the fore

The MSCI AC World Index fell 2.2% in August, with the loss reducing the year-to-date (ytd) gain to 12.9%. It was the second monthly loss in 2019 for the index (it fell 6.1% in May), and...

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Global equities rebound in June; MSCI AC World Index +5.6% (+2.5% Q2)

Global equities advanced 5.6% in June, regaining most of the heavy losses incurred in May (6.1%). The jump leaves the global benchmark with a gain of 2.5% for the second quarter and...

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Global equities fall 6.1% in May; trade spat to the fore

The MSCI AC World Index fell by 6.1% in May – the first monthly decline of 2019. The loss reduces the year-to-date (ytd) gain to 8.5%. Escalating concerns over the trade dispute between...

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Exceptional start to 2019 continues; global equities rise 3.5% in April

The MSCI AC World Index gained 3.5% in April, increasing the year-to-date (ytd) climb to 15.6%. It is the best four-month start to a year in the benchmark’s history, having advanced in...

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Global equity markets extend gains in March; best Q1 since 1998

Global equity markets continued their strong start to the year with the MSCI AC World Index adding 1.3% in March. This brings the year-to-date (ytd) climb to 11.7% – the best Q1 outcome...

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Strong start to 2019 continues; global equities gain a further 2.9%

The strong start to 2019 continued with the MSCI AC World Index advancing a further 2.9% in February. This brings the year-to-date (ytd) increase to 10.2% and is the best two-month...