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STOXX® Europe 600 Minimum Variance Unconstrained


The STOXX Minimum Variance indices are designed to minimize risk by reducing the volatility of the underlying index. STOXX offers two versions of STOXX Minimum Variance indices: constrained and unconstrained.
The constrained version optimizes the benchmark index with respect to volatility, offering investors an improvement over the benchmark.
The unconstrained version provides a strategy index that is minimized for volatility but not restricted to follow a specific benchmark too closely.
The STOXX Minimum Variance indices are designed in cooperation with Axioma, combining Axioma´s factor model know-how with the STOXX`s index creation and calculation expertise. The indices are available for different regions and countries worldwide.

Index Guides, Benchmark statement, and other reports are available under the Data tab.

Dissemination Period
18:00-18:00 CET
Bloomberg ID
Last Value
263.87 -2.50 (-0.94%)
As of 05:50 pm CET
Week to Week Change
52 Week Change
Year to Date Change
Daily Low
Daily High
52 Week Low
236.4213 Oct 2022
52 Week High
282.6315 May 2023

Top 10 Components

BEIERSDORF Personal Care, Drug and Grocery Stores DE
ORANGE Telecommunications FR
KPN Telecommunications NL
SWISSCOM Telecommunications CH
HENKEL PREF Consumer Products and Services DE
LINDT & SPRUENGLI P Food, Beverage and Tobacco CH
AHOLD DELHAIZE Personal Care, Drug and Grocery Stores NL
CARLSBERG B Food, Beverage and Tobacco DK
DAVIDE CAMPARI Food, Beverage and Tobacco IT
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Portfolio Risk Management

Europe ROOF portfolios — Q1 2023 review

The ROOF portfolios use the sector ROOF Scores to construct sentiment-tracking portfolios that capture the returns from a bullish or bearish strategy. The Risk-On and Risk-Off portfolios are constructed from the holdings of the STOXX® Europe 600 index and are rebalanced monthly (at month-end) using the then-current sector ROOF scores for the European market.


Stocks extend rout in September as central banks tighten monetary policy further

The STOXX Global 1800 index dropped 9.3% in dollars last month, taking its retreat in 2022 to 25.5%. The Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of England increased the cost of borrowing in the month, with the first two hiking by a larger-than-average 75 basis points.


Stocks resume pullback in August on outlook for higher interest rates

The STOXX Global 1800 index dropped 4.1% in dollars last month, taking its retreat in 2022 to 17.9%. Investors are bracing for even tighter monetary policy as central banks fight higher-for-longer inflation.


Stocks jump by most since 2020 in July on interest-rate outlook, earnings beats

The STOXX Global 1800 index gained 7.9% in dollars last month, its best monthly showing since November 2020. The index is still down 14.4% in 2022.


STOXX Global 1800 index slides into bear market in June on recession fears

The global benchmark plunged 8.7% in dollars last month, wrapping up its worst month and quarter since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the first quarter of 2020. The index is down 21% so far in 2022.


Stocks achieve narrow gain in May despite lingering interest rate concerns

The STOXX Global 1800 index rose 0.1% in dollars last month, paring an earlier decline of as much as 5.6%. Value and high-dividend stocks rise, but most other strategies struggle as investors contend with the prospect of higher interest rates.


Stocks rebound in March on hopes of Ukraine conflict resolution

The STOXX Global 1800 index rose 2.7% in dollars last month, with basic-resources and energy companies leading gains for a second consecutive month. The benchmark is still down 5.5% for 2022.


Stocks tumble in January amid expectations of higher US rates

The STOXX Global 1800 index fell 5.5% in dollars and 4.1% in euros last month, the worst January since 2016, as investors assessed the potential impact of interest-rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. US, Momentum and Quality shares led losses, while dividend and Value stocks appeared as relative winners.


Stocks rise in December, post third straight year of double-digit gains

The STOXX® Global 1800 index jumped 4.3% last month, for a 21.1% advance in 2021, as the Omicron coronavirus variant was reported to lead to significantly lower levels of hospitalizations than previous types. Despite lockdowns, ongoing travel restrictions and supply-chain bottlenecks, the STOXX Global 1800 index finished last year 37% above its pre-pandemic peak in February 2020.