World Markets Review for November 2017 | Capital Group

World Markets Review

December 2017

World Markets Review for November 2017

Global stocks rose modestly, supported by improving world economic growth and renewed mergers-and-acquisitions activity. U.S. and Japanese stocks led global markets higher for the month while European and emerging markets stocks — among the best gainers for the year — stalled amid signs of year-end profit-taking by some investors.

Consumer-related stocks rallied as the start of the holiday shopping season boosted both online and brick-and-mortar retailers, including Amazon and Wal-Mart. Telecommunications services stocks also advanced as investors searched for value in a sector that has significantly lagged the broader market on a year-to-date basis.

Equity Index Returns (%)

November 2017

YTD 2017

U.S. Dollar %

Local %

U.S. Dollar %

Local %

S&P 500

3.1

3.1

20.5

20.5

MSCI ACWI

1.9

1.3

22.0

18.3

MSCI ACWI ex USA

0.8

-0.5

24.4

16.5

MSCI World

2.2

1.6

20.8

17.2

MSCI Emerging Markets IMI

0.4

-0.6

32.1

26.7

MSCI EAFE

1.0

-0.5

23.1

13.9

MSCI Europe

0.2

-1.7

23.6

12.0

MSCI Pacific

2.6

1.7

22.6

17.9

Source: RIMES


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Terms and Definitions
A market capitalization-weighted index based on the results of approximately 500 widely held common stocks.
MSCI All Country World ex USA Index is a free float-adjusted market-capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure equity market results in the global developed and emerging markets, excluding the United States.
MSCI All Country World Index is a free float-adjusted market-capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure results of more than 40 developed and emerging equity markets.
MSCI EAFE (Europe, Australasia, Far East) Index is a free float-adjusted market-capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure developed market equity results, excluding the United States and Canada.
MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Markets Index measures large, mid and small-cap segments, covering approximately 99% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization of more than 20 emerging equity markets.
MSCI Europe Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure results of more than 10 developed equity markets in Europe.
MSCI Pacific Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization- weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market results across 5 Developed Markets countries in the Pacific region.
MSCI World Index is a free float-adjusted market-capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure results of more than 20 developed equity markets.