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iShares MSCI World ETF (URTH)
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ETF Info

ISINUS4642863926
CUSIP464286392
IssueriShares
Inception DateJan 10, 2012
RegionDeveloped Markets (Broad)
CategoryLarge Cap Growth Equities
Index TrackedMSCI World Index
Home Pagewww.ishares.com
Asset ClassEquity

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

Expense Ratio

URTH has an expense ratio of 0.24%, which is considered low compared to other funds.


Expense ratio chart for URTH: current value at 0.24% compared with the broader market ranging from 0.00% to 2.12%.0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%0.24%

Share Price Chart


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iShares MSCI World ETF

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Performance

Performance Chart

The chart shows the growth of an initial investment of $10,000 in iShares MSCI World ETF, comparing it to the performance of the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. All prices have been adjusted for splits and dividends.


240.00%260.00%280.00%300.00%320.00%340.00%FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
279.07%
320.86%
URTH (iShares MSCI World ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

S&P 500

Returns By Period

iShares MSCI World ETF had a return of 13.06% year-to-date (YTD) and 19.09% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, iShares MSCI World ETF had an annualized return of 9.44%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 10.91%, indicating that iShares MSCI World ETF did not perform as well as the benchmark.


PeriodReturnBenchmark
Year-To-Date13.06%16.48%
1 month0.82%1.67%
6 months12.54%14.21%
1 year19.09%21.98%
5 years (annualized)12.07%13.13%
10 years (annualized)9.44%10.91%

Monthly Returns

The table below presents the monthly returns of URTH, with color gradation from worst to best to easily spot seasonal factors. Returns are adjusted for dividends.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
20240.89%4.53%3.30%-3.96%4.70%2.05%13.06%
20237.10%-2.59%3.24%1.80%-0.99%6.01%3.23%-2.21%-4.40%-2.55%9.11%4.96%23.95%
2022-5.17%-2.91%2.87%-8.38%0.44%-8.59%8.13%-4.58%-9.37%7.47%7.47%-4.67%-17.97%
2021-0.82%2.49%3.69%4.32%1.61%1.57%1.79%2.48%-4.21%5.84%-2.05%4.01%22.27%
2020-1.06%-8.25%-13.09%10.82%5.03%2.62%4.89%6.53%-3.34%-3.00%12.86%3.93%15.78%
20197.72%2.98%1.49%3.72%-5.79%6.34%0.93%-2.20%2.16%2.55%2.80%3.05%28.15%
20185.19%-4.36%-1.70%0.74%0.67%0.15%3.01%1.14%0.75%-7.14%1.13%-7.64%-8.56%
20172.78%2.62%1.02%1.68%2.08%0.40%2.43%0.08%2.11%2.13%1.96%1.57%22.95%
2016-6.11%-0.58%6.77%1.07%0.81%-0.75%4.15%0.33%0.29%-2.12%1.67%2.08%7.31%
2015-2.50%6.68%-1.44%1.78%0.43%-2.71%2.63%-6.57%-3.55%6.96%0.28%-1.76%-0.64%
2014-4.11%5.28%0.36%-0.62%3.18%1.30%-1.64%2.77%-3.21%0.85%1.79%-1.25%4.37%
20134.70%0.64%2.11%2.70%2.60%-4.34%5.82%-1.69%5.62%2.55%2.03%1.58%26.66%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank

The current rank of URTH is 73, suggesting that the investment has average results relative to other ETFs in terms of risk-adjusted performance. This ranking is determined by the cumulative values of the indicators listed below.


The Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank of URTH is 7373
URTH (iShares MSCI World ETF)
The Sharpe Ratio Rank of URTH is 7676Sharpe Ratio Rank
The Sortino Ratio Rank of URTH is 7575Sortino Ratio Rank
The Omega Ratio Rank of URTH is 7474Omega Ratio Rank
The Calmar Ratio Rank of URTH is 7272Calmar Ratio Rank
The Martin Ratio Rank of URTH is 6969Martin Ratio Rank
The risk-adjusted ranks indicate the investment's position relative to the market. A rank closer to 100 signifies top-performing investments, while a rank closer to 0 might suggest underperformance, based on the selected ratio. The values are calculated based on the past 12 months of returns.

Risk-Adjusted Performance Indicators

The charts below present risk-adjusted performance metrics for iShares MSCI World ETF (URTH) and compare them to a chosen benchmark (^GSPC). These indicators evaluate an investment's returns against its associated risks.


URTH
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for URTH, currently valued at 1.67, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.001.67
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for URTH, currently valued at 2.42, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.002.42
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for URTH, currently valued at 1.29, compared to the broader market1.002.003.001.29
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for URTH, currently valued at 1.38, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.0020.001.38
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for URTH, currently valued at 5.79, compared to the broader market0.0050.00100.00150.005.79
^GSPC
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.99, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.001.99
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 2.81, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.002.81
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.35, compared to the broader market1.002.003.001.35
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.59, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.0020.001.59
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 7.44, compared to the broader market0.0050.00100.00150.007.44

Sharpe Ratio

The current iShares MSCI World ETF Sharpe ratio is 1.67. This value is calculated based on the past 1 year of trading data and takes into account price changes and dividends.

Use the chart below to compare the Sharpe ratio of iShares MSCI World ETF with the selected benchmark, providing insights into the investment's historical performance in terms of risk-adjusted returns. Go to the Sharpe ratio tool for more fine-grained control over the calculation options.


Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio1.502.002.503.00FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
1.67
1.82
URTH (iShares MSCI World ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Dividends

Dividend History

iShares MSCI World ETF granted a 1.53% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $2.28 per share.


PeriodTTM20232022202120202019201820172016201520142013
Dividend$2.28$2.26$1.84$2.03$1.71$2.13$1.81$1.66$1.57$1.63$1.66$0.73

Dividend yield

1.53%1.70%1.68%1.50%1.52%2.16%2.30%1.88%2.15%2.35%2.31%1.04%

Monthly Dividends

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


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2024$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.19$0.00$1.19
2023$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.17$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.09$2.26
2022$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.01$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.83$1.84
2021$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.03$2.03
2020$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.92$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.79$1.71
2019$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.21$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.92$2.13
2018$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.05$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.76$1.81
2017$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.83$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.83$1.66
2016$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.83$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.74$1.57
2015$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.89$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.75$1.63
2014$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.98$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.68$1.66
2013$0.35$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.38$0.73

Drawdowns

Drawdowns Chart

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


-5.00%-4.00%-3.00%-2.00%-1.00%0.00%FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
-2.69%
-2.86%
URTH (iShares MSCI World ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below displays the maximum drawdowns of the iShares MSCI World ETF. A maximum drawdown is a measure of risk, indicating the largest reduction in portfolio value due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown for the iShares MSCI World ETF was 34.01%, occurring on Mar 23, 2020. Recovery took 107 trading sessions.

The current iShares MSCI World ETF drawdown is 2.69%.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-34.01%Feb 13, 202027Mar 23, 2020107Aug 24, 2020134
-26.05%Jan 5, 2022194Oct 12, 2022298Dec 19, 2023492
-18.89%May 20, 2015184Feb 11, 2016212Dec 13, 2016396
-18.58%Jan 29, 2018229Dec 24, 201886Apr 30, 2019315
-11.39%Mar 28, 201222Jun 5, 201221Sep 7, 201243

Volatility

Volatility Chart

The current iShares MSCI World ETF volatility is 2.55%, representing the average percentage change in the investments's value, either up or down over the past month. The chart below shows the rolling one-month volatility.


1.50%2.00%2.50%3.00%3.50%4.00%FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
2.55%
2.76%
URTH (iShares MSCI World ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)