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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...

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Global equities beat January blues; MSCI AC World Index +7.1%

The MSCI AC World Index had its strongest start to a year since its inception (December 1987), jumping 7.1%. All regions advanced with North America (+8.1%) the standout. Developed and...

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No happy ending in 2018; global markets fall 7.4% in December

The MSCI AC World Index fell 7.4% in December, leaving it with a fourth-quarter loss of 12.8% and a 9.5% deficit for the year. Developed markets lost 8.0% during the final month, 13.5% in...