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STOXX Global 1800 Index gains 2.4% in month amid continued hopes for a post-lockdown economic recovery. Value stocks, banks’ shares and dividend strategies are among the month’s standout performers.
Changes to Germany’s flagship benchmarks were announced last November and seek to enhance the quality of component companies.
As a New Year starts, investors in China can this year add rising markets and a growing economy to the list of things to be optimistic about.
STOXX Global 1800 Index falls 1% in January as nations impose stricter lockdowns to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and amid a trading frenzy around heavily-shorted US shares.
The index for German mid-sized stocks turns 25 today, in a year that sees important changes to its methodology.
STOXX Global 1800 Index ends 16.9% higher in 2020 after rising 4.3% in December. Momentum stocks shone throughout the year, while Europe, Value and banking shares were left far behind.
We talked to Qontigo’s Stephan Flaegel and Randolf Roth of Eurex about the new Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) structure and its impact on indices and related derivatives.
The global benchmark surges 12.9% for biggest monthly increase since data begins in 2004; index is now up 12.1% for 2020.
Methodology changes seek to raise quality of component companies and simplify selection criteria. Flagship DAX Index will grow to 40 constituents from 30 as of September 2021.
The recent Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) revamp has introduced slight risk-profile adjustments at a portfolio’s sector level. A new Qontigo study unveils the extent of the changes.
European benchmarks post worst month since March as a second wave of COVID-19 infections results in new activity restrictions.
A sell-off in this year’s best-performing shares pulls the STOXX® Global 1800 Index down 3.2% in month.
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