World Markets Review for November 2018 | Capital Group

World Markets Review

December 2018

World Markets Review for November 2018

Global stocks rose modestly in November, rebounding from a sharp October selloff, amid signs that the U.S. Federal Reserve may soften its monetary tightening stance in 2019. U.S., Japanese and emerging markets stocks all moved higher, while European equities declined on continuing trade and economic uncertainty in the 19-member eurozone.

Defensive stocks generally outpaced cyclical sectors, highlighted by a rally among dividend-paying companies. Health care stocks enjoyed the largest gains, boosted by strong corporate earnings growth. Energy stocks declined the most, weighed down by falling oil prices. Information technology stocks also lost ground as a broad selloff continued in the formerly high-flying sector.

Equity Index Returns (%)

November 2018

YTD 2018

U.S.

dollar

Local

currency

U.S.

dollar

Local

currency

S&P 500

2.0

2.0

5.1

5.1

MSCI ACWI

1.5

1.3

–2.6

–0.5

MSCI ACWI ex USA

0.9

0.7

–10.1

–5.9

MSCI World

1.1

1.2

–1.2

0.5

MSCI Emerging Markets IMI

4.3

3.1

–12.8

–8.3

MSCI EAFE

–0.1

–0.2

–9.4

–5.5

MSCI Europe

–0.9

–0.9

–10.7

–5.6

MSCI Pacific

1.2

1.0

–7.3

–5.5


Source: RIMES


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Terms and Definitions
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. Results reflect dividends net of withholding taxes. This index is unmanaged, and its results include reinvested dividends and/or distributions but do not reflect the effect of sales charges, commissions, account fees, expenses or U.S. federal income taxes.
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.
S&P 500 Index is a market capitalization-weighted index based on the results of approximately 500 widely held common stocks. This index is unmanaged, and its results include reinvested dividends and/or distributions but do not reflect the effect of sales charges, commissions, account fees, expenses or U.S. federal income taxes.