MSCI World USD index – additional information
The MSCI World Index, developed by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), is one of the most important stock indices. It includes stocks from developed countries all over the world and is regarded as benchmark of global stock market. According to MSCI, this index covers about 88 percent of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country.
As seen on the statistics above, in 2021, MSCI World USD index reported its highest value since 1986 amounting, a nearly threefold increase from the figure recorded in 2013, when the year-end value of the MSCI World index was equal to 1,161.07.
Along with the S&P Global Broad Market, the MSCI World is one of the most important global stock market performance indexes. Aside of including markets around the globe, these two indexes are global in a sense that they disregard where the companies are domiciled or traded, whereas other important indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Japanese index Nikkei 225, Wilshire 5000, the NASDAQ 100 index, have different approaches.