iShares MSCI ACWI ETF (ACWI)
ACWI Price and Sentiment
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Dividend growth is back in a big way this year. That's a good thing, particularly with inflation soaring and bond yields tumbling.
For the second consecutive month, mutual fund investors injected $6.9 billion into conventional funds for September. Fixed income funds (+$35.5 billion) witnessed net inflows for the seventeenth month in a row, while money market funds (+$2.6 billion) experienced net inflows for the second.
The iShares MSCI ACWI ETF has returned a solid 26.5% price growth in the last 12 months, coupled with a TTM dividend yield of 1.40%.
Investors should be careful not to focus on yield at the expense of total after-tax return.
The global markets have been steady thanks to easy money and fiscal policies as well as easing COVID-led restrictions.
The China credit impulse indicator has plunged, typically this is a dire signal for the global economy. By a number of measures on the policy stimulus front, China has been zigging while the rest of the world has been zagging.
For the month of June, global equities (MSCI All Country World Index or ACWI) advanced 1.3%, but the advance was primarily driven by U.S. large caps.
The global economy is expected to expand 5.6% this year - the strongest pace in 80 years.
Total World Equity ETFs provide investors an easy means of gaining equity exposure beyond the US and International Developed countries without the need for multiple ETFs. Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (VT) is the other EFT covering the World and receives more coverage on Seeking Alpha. This article compares the two to aid one's due diligence.
Capital markets were largely quiet in May as implied volatility across equity and fixed income dropped to complacent levels consistent with pre-pandemic market sentiment.