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The term “megatrend” was coined by US political scientist and author John Naisbitt at the start of the 1980s. It refers to powerful macroeconomic transformative forces that have a major impact on countries, businesses and societies around the world, disrupting the way products and services are produced, delivered and consumed.
The STOXX® Global 1800 Index gains 2.5% in dollars in August, lifting this year’s advance to 17.5%, amid economic optimism and expectations that interest rates will remain low. The VSTOXX® index, the gauge of European equity volatility, remains higher than it was before COVID-19 hit financial markets in the first quarter of 2020.
Why Artificial Intelligence Outperformed Digital Security – A Factor Analysis of Technology-Oriented Thematic Indices
A new Qontigo whitepaper analyzes the risk, performance and returns attribution of four indices tracking technology themes, uncovering specific characteristics of the portfolios and differences vis-à-vis the broader technology sector and the overall market.
In this paper we analyzed four tech-oriented thematic indices' performance and risk through a factor lens leveraging Axioma’s Worldwide Fundamental Factor Model, and also compared their characteristics to the broad market indices.
The STOXX® Global 1800 Index gains 1.6% in dollars in July as investors’ optimism about economic and earnings growth outweighs concerns that a new variant of the COVID-19 virus may slow down the recovery. Asian stocks fall as China tightens regulation over some industries.
The STOXX® Global 1800 Index gains 1.5% in dollars in June and jumps 4.6% in euros following a rally in the greenback. Investors turn to Momentum stocks during the month but snub high-dividend shares. Equity volatility continues its march lower.
The STOXX® Global 1800 Index rises 1.5% in May as countries lift restrictions put in place to control the COVID-19 pandemic. The pan-European STOXX® Europe 600 Index increases 2.7% in euros. Both benchmarks mark a new record high in the month.
Global index rises 4.5% in month amid ongoing expectations for a post-pandemic economic recovery. Gains are led by US and European markets, and by Momentum stocks, which came back in favor after a lackluster first quarter.
STOXX Global 1800 Index advances 3.3% in month amid ongoing expectations for a post-pandemic economic recovery. Investors continue their switch into Value stocks, and away from the Momentum style.
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.
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.
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