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iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF (ACWX)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Oct 1, 2022

ACWX is a passive ETF by iShares tracking the investment results of the MSCI All Country World ex-U.S. Index. ACWX launched on Mar 26, 2008 and has a 0.32% expense ratio.

ETF Info

ISINUS4642882405
CUSIP464288240
IssueriShares
Inception DateMar 26, 2008
RegionBroad Asia (Broad)
CategoryForeign Large Cap Equities
Expense Ratio0.32%
Index TrackedMSCI All Country World ex-U.S. Index
ETF Home Pagewww.ishares.com
Asset ClassEquity

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

Trading Data

Previous Close$42.13
Year Range$42.13 - $56.02
EMA (50)$44.88
EMA (200)$48.65
Average Volume$2.27M

ACWXShare Price Chart


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ACWXPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF in Jan 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $13,358 for a total return of roughly 33.58%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
-23.50%
-21.76%
ACWX (iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

ACWXReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M-10.01%-10.05%
6M-22.14%-20.85%
YTD-26.80%-24.77%
1Y-25.37%-17.75%
5Y-1.12%7.32%
10Y2.77%9.53%

ACWXMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022-2.55%-3.34%-0.19%-6.70%1.80%-7.80%3.38%-4.84%-9.62%
20210.28%1.97%1.73%2.56%3.09%-0.38%-1.65%1.45%-3.43%3.00%-4.19%3.35%
2020-3.42%-6.66%-14.97%6.37%4.59%4.44%4.02%4.16%-1.84%-2.04%12.61%5.54%
20197.53%1.57%0.96%2.81%-5.61%5.95%-1.73%-2.39%2.68%3.08%0.99%4.14%
20185.47%-5.05%-0.66%0.56%-1.86%-2.19%2.86%-2.30%0.44%-7.97%1.44%-4.90%
20173.82%1.15%3.15%2.15%3.07%0.71%3.51%0.42%2.03%1.92%0.43%2.01%
2016-5.55%-2.46%8.19%2.53%-1.21%-0.79%4.16%0.71%1.49%-1.76%-2.04%1.85%
2015-0.35%5.55%-1.22%4.79%-1.13%-3.16%-0.23%-7.44%-4.29%6.56%-1.30%-2.79%
2014-6.06%5.68%0.52%1.68%1.69%1.62%-1.54%1.06%-4.81%-0.22%-0.09%-4.08%
20132.82%-1.18%0.73%3.50%-3.07%-3.70%4.54%-1.60%7.02%3.51%0.20%1.66%
20126.25%4.91%-0.49%-1.67%-11.11%6.16%0.27%2.07%3.49%0.63%2.40%4.18%
20110.55%3.25%-0.59%4.99%-3.04%-1.25%-2.69%-8.81%-12.31%11.21%-2.16%-2.12%
2010-8.42%1.30%6.84%-2.28%-10.31%-2.47%11.12%-3.88%10.20%3.48%-3.57%7.90%

ACWXSharpe 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 ex U.S. ETF Sharpe ratio is -1.31. 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.


-1.50-1.00-0.500.000.501.00MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
-1.31
-0.77
ACWX (iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

ACWXDividend History

iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF granted a 4.35% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.74 per share.


PeriodTTM202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Dividend$1.74$1.52$1.00$1.58$1.11$1.20$1.12$0.99$1.37$1.25$1.09$1.13$1.01

Dividend yield

4.35%2.78%1.96%3.43%2.92%2.71%3.21%2.99%3.87%3.38%3.38%4.09%3.13%

ACWXDrawdowns Chart

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


-30.00%-25.00%-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%NovemberDecember2022FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
-29.51%
-25.25%
ACWX (iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

ACWXWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. 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 ex U.S. ETF is 35.35%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 166 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-35.35%Jan 29, 2018541Mar 23, 2020166Nov 16, 2020707
-29.58%Jun 15, 2021325Sep 27, 2022
-27.62%May 2, 2011108Oct 3, 2011400May 8, 2013508
-25.96%Jul 7, 2014405Feb 11, 2016317May 16, 2017722
-18.98%Apr 15, 201037Jun 7, 201085Oct 6, 2010122
-13.22%Jan 12, 201019Feb 8, 201043Apr 12, 201062
-11.59%May 22, 201323Jun 24, 201358Sep 16, 201381
-9.19%Mar 4, 20119Mar 16, 201113Apr 4, 201122
-7.93%Jan 2, 201422Feb 3, 201422Mar 6, 201444
-7.67%Nov 5, 201017Nov 30, 201023Jan 3, 201140

ACWXVolatility Chart

Current iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF volatility is 22.15%. 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%40.00%MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
22.15%
19.40%
ACWX (iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

ACWXAlternatives


SymbolInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. Yield
VXUSJan 26, 20110.07%-26.64%3.28%4.18%Compare ACWX and VXUS