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STOXX® Global 1800 Minimum Variance

Summary

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.

Symbol
SAW1MVGV
Calculation
End-of-day
Dissemination Period
22:15-22:15 CET
ISIN
CH0180138825
Bloomberg ID
BBG00321M0K1
Last Value
328.3 +0.54 (+0.16%)
As of 10:15 pm CET
Week to Week Change
-1.20%
52 Week Change
15.38%
Year to Date Change
7.96%
Daily Low
328.3
Daily High
328.3
52 Week Low
280.1627 Oct 2023
52 Week High
332.320 May 2024

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Benchmarks
Nov 04

Stocks rebound in October on hopes for Fed’s policy pivot

The STOXX Global 1800 index rose 7.1% in dollars last month, after falling to a two-year low. While most economists rightly forecast the Federal Reserve’s fourth consecutive hike of 75 basis points on Nov. 2, speculation grew during October that the central bank could indicate it would slow the pace of monetary tightening.

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Oct 05

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.

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Sep 05

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.

Benchmarks
Aug 03

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.

Benchmarks
Jul 05

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.

Benchmarks
Jun 07

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.

Benchmarks
May 06

Stocks tumble most since 2020 in April amid interest-rate concerns

The STOXX Global 1800 index fell 8.2% in dollars last month, taking its retreat in 2022 to 13.2%. US technology shares slumped 12.9% in month, the worst showing since November 2008.

Benchmarks
Apr 05

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.

Benchmarks
Mar 04

Stocks drop in February amid military conflict in Ukraine

The STOXX Global 1800 index fell 2.6% in dollars last month, with only basic-resources and energy companies posting a positive return among 20 sectors. Climate indices struggle to match benchmark returns, while factor, dividend and minimum-variance strategies outperform.

Benchmarks
Feb 03

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.