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iShares MSCI ACWI ETF (ACWI)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Feb 1, 2023

The iShares MSCI ACWI ETF (ACWI) is a passively managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) that seeks to track the investment results of the MSCI All Country World Index. The index is a broad-based benchmark that measures the performance of developed and emerging market equities worldwide. It includes over 2,700 companies representing various sectors and industries in more than 50 countries.

The ACWI ETF was launched on March 26, 2008, and is managed by BlackRock. It has an expense ratio of 0.32%. The fund might be suitable for investors looking for a way to access a broad range of international markets and who want to benefit from the potential for higher returns that emerging markets may offer. It is also suitable for investors who prefer a passive investment strategy, as the fund is designed to track the index's performance rather than trying to outperform it.

ETF Info

ISINUS4642882579
CUSIP464288257
IssueriShares
Inception DateMar 26, 2008
RegionDeveloped Markets (Broad)
CategoryLarge Cap Growth Equities
Expense Ratio0.32%
Index TrackedMSCI All Country World Index
ETF Home Pagewww.ishares.com
Asset ClassEquity

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

Trading Data

Previous Close$91.25
Year Range$76.93 - $101.34
EMA (50)$87.39
EMA (200)$88.36
Average Volume$5.89M

ACWIShare Price Chart


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ACWIPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in iShares MSCI ACWI ETF in Aug 2022 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $27,745 for a total return of roughly 177.45%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


-10.00%-5.00%0.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
2.05%
-1.81%
ACWI (iShares MSCI ACWI ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

ACWICompare to other instruments

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ACWIReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M7.50%6.18%
YTD7.50%6.18%
6M2.71%-1.02%
1Y-6.19%-8.02%
5Y5.69%7.63%
10Y8.36%10.44%

ACWIMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
20227.07%-4.36%-9.39%6.35%8.34%-4.61%

ACWISharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current iShares MSCI ACWI ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.27. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.


-1.00-0.80-0.60-0.40-0.20SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
-0.27
-0.33
ACWI (iShares MSCI ACWI ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

ACWIDividend History

iShares MSCI ACWI ETF granted a 1.67% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.52 per share.


PeriodTTM2022202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Dividend$1.52$1.52$1.81$1.30$1.85$1.44$1.40$1.30$1.43$1.32$1.09$1.08$1.01$0.81

Dividend yield

1.67%1.79%1.74%1.48%2.45%2.42%2.14%2.46%2.94%2.66%2.28%2.76%3.02%2.23%

ACWIMonthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for iShares MSCI ACWI ETF. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.85$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.68
2021$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.72$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.09
2020$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.61$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.69
2019$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.91$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.94
2018$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.80$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.64
2017$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.73$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.67
2016$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.74$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.55
2015$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.72$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.71
2014$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.84$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.49
2013$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.63$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.46
2012$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.60$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.48
2011$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.56$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.45
2010$0.36$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.45

ACWIDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


-25.00%-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
-12.72%
-15.01%
ACWI (iShares MSCI ACWI ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

ACWIWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the iShares MSCI ACWI ETF. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the iShares MSCI ACWI ETF is 33.52%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 107 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-33.52%Feb 13, 202027Mar 23, 2020107Aug 24, 2020134
-26.42%Jan 4, 2022195Oct 12, 2022
-24.14%May 2, 2011108Oct 3, 2011313Jan 2, 2013421
-19.49%Jan 29, 2018229Dec 24, 2018145Jul 24, 2019374
-19.43%May 22, 2015183Feb 11, 2016226Jan 4, 2017409
-16.32%Apr 15, 201037Jun 7, 201090Oct 13, 2010127
-10.63%Jan 12, 201019Feb 8, 201037Apr 1, 201056
-9.19%Sep 8, 201429Oct 16, 201486Feb 20, 2015115
-8.88%May 22, 201323Jun 24, 201354Sep 10, 201377
-7.92%Feb 22, 201117Mar 16, 201126Apr 21, 201143

ACWIVolatility Chart

Current iShares MSCI ACWI ETF volatility is 13.51%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.


10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00%30.00%35.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
13.51%
16.90%
ACWI (iShares MSCI ACWI ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

ACWIAlternatives


SymbolInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. Yield
VTJun 24, 20080.07%7.65%8.42%2.04%