iShares MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE): Historical Returns

Data Source: from January 1970 to May 2024 (~54 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 31 May 2024
Category: Stocks
iShares MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF
Currency: EUR

In the last 30 Years, the iShares MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF obtained a 6.71% compound annual return, with a 14.66% standard deviation. It suffered a maximum drawdown of -60.93% that required 171 months to be recovered.

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The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Equity
  • Size: Large Cap
  • Style: Blend
  • Region: Global
  • Country: Broad Global

The iShares MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF is part of the following Lazy Portfolios:

Portfolio Name Author IUSQ.DE Weight Currency
All Country World Stocks To EUR 100.00% EUR
All Country World 80/20 To EUR 80.00% EUR
All Country World 80/20 To EUR Bond Hedged 80.00% EUR
All Country World 60/40 To EUR 60.00% EUR
All Country World 60/40 To EUR Bond Hedged 60.00% EUR
Ivy Portfolio To EUR Mebane Faber 40.00% EUR
All Country World 40/60 To EUR 40.00% EUR
Ivy Portfolio To EUR Bond Hedged Mebane Faber 40.00% EUR
All Country World 40/60 To EUR Bond Hedged 40.00% EUR
Dedalo Three Euro Dedalo Invest 30.00% EUR
Dedalo Four Euro Dedalo Invest 25.00% EUR
Coffeehouse To EUR Bill Schultheis 20.00% EUR
All Country World 20/80 To EUR 20.00% EUR
Coffeehouse To EUR Bond Hedged Bill Schultheis 20.00% EUR
All Country World 20/80 To EUR Bond Hedged 20.00% EUR
LifeStrategy Income Fund To EUR Vanguard 20.00% EUR
LifeStrategy Conservative Growth To EUR Vanguard 20.00% EUR
LifeStrategy Moderate Growth To EUR Vanguard 20.00% EUR
LifeStrategy Growth Fund To EUR Vanguard 20.00% EUR

Investment Returns as of May 31, 2024

The iShares MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF guaranteed the following returns.

Returns are calculated in EUR, assuming:
  • no fees or capital gain taxes.
  • the actual Euro Inflation rates.
ISHARES MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF
Consolidated returns as of 31 May 2024
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  Chg (%) Return (%) Return (%) as of May 31, 2024
  1 Day Time ET(*) Jun 2024 1M 6M 1Y 5Y 10Y 30Y MAX
(~54Y)
iShares MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF n.a. n.a. 1.05 14.09 20.73 12.02 10.68 6.71 8.39
Euro Inflation Adjusted return 1.05 12.10 17.95 8.05 8.17 4.56 5.38
Returns over 1 year are annualized | Available data source: since Jan 1970
(*) Eastern Time (ET - America/New York)
Euro Inflation is updated to Apr 2024. Pending updates, the monthly inflation is set at 0% for the subsequent periods. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 2.35% , 5Y: 3.67% , 10Y: 2.31% , 30Y: 2.06%

Capital Growth as of May 31, 2024

An investment of 1€, since June 1994, now would be worth 7.01€, with a total return of 601.42% (6.71% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 3.81€, with a net total return of 280.74% (4.56% annualized).
An investment of 1€, since January 1970, now would be worth 80.36€, with a total return of 7936.46% (8.39% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 17.36€, with a net total return of 1635.93% (5.38% annualized).

Investment Metrics as of May 31, 2024

Metrics of iShares MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF, updated as of 31 May 2024, provide a comprehensive overview of the portfolio's performance and risk characteristics.

These metrics include detailed data on returns, volatility, drawdowns and other key performance indicators. By examining them, you can gain insights into how the portfolio has performed over various time periods and understand its risk profile.

Metrics are calculated based on monthly returns, assuming:
  • no fees or capital gain taxes.
  • the actual Euro Inflation rates.
ISHARES MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF
Advanced Metrics
Data Source: 1 January 1970 - 31 May 2024 (~54 years)
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Metrics as of May 31, 2024
1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
(~54Y)
Investment Return (%) 1.05 2.90 14.09 20.73 9.25 12.02 10.68 7.81 6.71 8.39
Infl. Adjusted Return (%)
1.05 1.54 12.10 17.95 3.58 8.05 8.17 5.60 4.56 5.38
Euro Inflation (%) 0.00 1.34 1.78 2.35 5.48 3.67 2.31 2.09 2.06 2.86
Pending updates, the monthly inflation of May 2024 and beyond is set at 0%. Returns / Inflation rates over 1 year are annualized.
DRAWDOWN
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -5.93 -13.90 -19.23 -19.23 -51.43 -60.93 -60.93
Start to Recovery (# months)
5 24 11 11 70 171 171
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2020 01 2020 01 2007 06 2000 09 2000 09
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 6 3 3 21 102 102
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 06 2020 03 2020 03 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 18 8 8 49 69 69
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 2023 12 2020 11 2020 11 2013 03 2014 11 2014 11
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same

same
-13.90 -13.90
same

same

same
Start to Recovery (# months)
24 24
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2007 06 2000 09 2000 09
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 6 6 6 21 102 102
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 06 2022 06 2022 06 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 18 18 18 49 69 69
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 2023 12 2023 12 2023 12 2013 03 2014 11 2014 11
Longest negative period (# months)
4 26 26 27 80 173 173
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 07 2021 09 2021 09 2018 01 2006 03 2000 01 2000 01
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2020 03 2012 10 2014 05 2014 05
Annualized Return (%) -9.97 -0.24 -0.24 -0.52 -0.13 -0.03 -0.03
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -6.82 -20.86 -20.86 -20.86 -52.80 -67.31 -67.31
Start to Recovery (# months)
5 29* 29* 29* 84 208 208
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2007 06 2000 09 2000 09
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 12 12 12 21 102 102
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 12 2022 12 2022 12 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 17 17 17 63 106 106
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - 2014 05 2017 12 2017 12
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same

same

same

same

same

same

same
Start to Recovery (# months)
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2007 06 2000 09 2000 09
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 12 12 12 21 102 102
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 12 2022 12 2022 12 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 17 17 17 63 106 106
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - 2014 05 2017 12 2017 12
Longest negative period (# months)
5 30 32 37 93 240 264
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 06 2021 06 2021 03 2017 03 2005 12 2000 04 1987 03
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2023 11 2023 10 2020 03 2013 08 2020 03 2009 02
Annualized Return (%) -2.58 -0.35 -0.79 -0.30 -0.07 -0.06 -0.15
Drawdowns / Negative periods marked with * are in progress
RISK INDICATORS
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Standard Deviation (%) 9.61 12.47 13.81 12.90 13.07 14.66 16.23
Sharpe Ratio 1.60 0.52 0.73 0.73 0.49 0.30 0.27
Sortino Ratio 2.08 0.71 0.96 0.96 0.65 0.40 0.37
Ulcer Index 1.87 6.18 6.12 5.45 13.79 24.67 20.67
Ratio: Return / Standard Deviation 2.16 0.74 0.87 0.83 0.60 0.46 0.52
Ratio: Return / Deepest Drawdown 3.50 0.67 0.62 0.56 0.15 0.11 0.14
Positive Months (%)
66.66 61.11 65.00 65.83 61.66 60.00 59.72
Positive Months 8 22 39 79 148 216 390
Negative Months 4 14 21 41 92 144 263
LONG TERM RETURNS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 10.68 13.74 13.74 22.64
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 3.61 -5.40 -5.40
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 8.17 12.34 12.34 18.96
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 2.14 -7.36 -7.36
TIMEFRAMES
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
··· Over the latest 30Y
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 54.98 28.20 24.53 13.74 7.90 6.71
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -41.07 -22.93 -10.01 -5.40 1.59
Positive Periods (%) 74.7 78.4 68.4 81.3 100.0 100.0
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 52.71 26.53 22.57 12.34 5.71 4.56
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -41.99 -24.70 -12.00 -7.36 -0.06
Positive Periods (%) 71.3 76.0 63.1 77.5 99.1 100.0
95% VaR - Value at Risk (%) - Cumulative
6.33 10.15 13.25 29.67 50.49 37.87 52.85 0.00
95% CVaR - Conditional Value at Risk (%) 8.08 13.20 17.55 34.94 68.16 47.64 58.78 0.00
99% VaR - Value at Risk (%) - Cumulative
9.21 15.15 20.31 40.37 75.33 54.93 65.26 0.00
99% CVaR - Conditional Value at Risk (%) 11.04 18.32 24.80 40.83 82.28 59.97 69.23 0.00
Short term VaRs: analytical | 1+ year VaRs: historical data
Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) 73.25 20.57 11.46 5.48 3.17 5.39
Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) --- --- --- --- --- 3.97
% based on initial capital, inflation-adj. monthly withdrawals afterwards | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
··· All available data (Jan 1970 - May 2024)
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 75.82 39.87 33.29 22.64 16.63 12.97
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -41.07 -22.93 -10.01 -5.40 1.42 4.91
Positive Periods (%) 72.8 81.8 81.8 91.5 100.0 100.0
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 70.94 35.99 31.35 18.96 13.66 9.25
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -41.99 -24.70 -12.00 -7.36 -0.92 2.81
Positive Periods (%) 67.7 76.2 70.5 89.3 97.5 100.0
95% VaR - Value at Risk (%) - Cumulative
6.92 11.00 14.17 23.40 37.84 25.04 24.61 0.00 0.00
95% CVaR - Conditional Value at Risk (%) 8.87 14.36 18.94 31.87 55.66 39.30 49.82 0.00 0.00
99% VaR - Value at Risk (%) - Cumulative
10.12 16.53 21.99 36.88 69.59 49.16 60.91 0.00 0.00
99% CVaR - Conditional Value at Risk (%) 12.15 20.05 26.97 39.42 76.79 55.21 64.33 0.00 0.00
Short term VaRs: analytical | 1+ year VaRs: historical data
Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) 73.25 20.57 11.46 5.48 3.17 3.99
Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) --- --- --- --- --- 2.28
% based on initial capital, inflation-adj. monthly withdrawals afterwards | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Terms and Definitions
  • Annualized Portfolio Return: it's the annualized geometric mean return of the portfolio.
  • Deepest/Longest Drawdown: a drawdown refers to the decline in value from a relative peak value to a relative trough. The deepest (or maximum) drawdown is the maximum observed loss from a peak to a trough of a portfolio before a new peak is attained. The longest drawdown is the period observed from a peak to the subsequent peak with the greatest duration.
  • Longest negative period: it's the maximum period for which an overall negative return has been observed.
  • Standard Deviation: it's a measure of the dispersion of returns around the mean.
  • Sharpe Ratio: it's a measure of risk-adjusted performance of the portfolio. It's calculated by dividing the excess return of the portfolio over the risk-free rate by the portfolio standard deviation. The risk-free rate here considered is the 1-3 Mth T-Bill return.
  • Sortino Ratio: another measure of risk-adjusted performance of the portfolio. It's a modification of the Sharpe Ratio (same formula but the denominator is the portfolio downside standard deviation).
  • Ulcer Index: it's a measure of downside risk that quantifies the depth and duration of drawdowns in an investment portfolio.
  • Best/Worst 10Y returns: the best and the worst 10-year return over a time frame.
  • Rolling Returns: N-year returns over a time frame, calculated over all the available data source (best, worst, % of positive returns). Each rolling period, longer than the longest negative period, yielded a non-negative minimum return.
  • Value at Risk (VaR): it's an evaluation of a cumulative worst-case loss (in absolute value), associated with a probability (95%-99%) and a time horizon. For short term, it's calculated based on the expected return and standard deviation, assuming a normal distribution of monthly returns. For long term is retrieved by the historical rolling return data.
  • Conditional Value at Risk (CVaR): it represents the average expected loss if that worst-case threshold (95%-99%) is ever crossed.
  • Safe Withdrawal Rate (SWR): it's the percentage of the initial portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the beginning of each month with inflation adjustment, without the portfolio running out of money in any case (money amount withdrawal).
    For instance: Your initial invested capital is 100.000$; withdrawal rate (annualized) is 4%. This means that, in the first month, you will withdraw 100.000 * 4% * 1/12 = 333.33$. The second month, you’ll withdraw 333.33$ plus the inflation monthly rate. You’ll continue adjusting your withdraw monthly for inflation.
  • Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (PWR): it's the percentage of the initial portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the beginning of each month with inflation adjustment, preserving the original invested capital, adjusted for inflation too.

Correlations as of May 31, 2024

Correlation measures to what degree the returns of two assets move in relation to each other. It is a statistical measure that describes the extent to which the returns of one asset are related to the returns of another asset.

Correlation values range between -1 and +1
  • A correlation of +1 indicates that the returns of the two assets move in perfect synchrony; when one asset's returns go up, the other asset's returns also go up by the same percentage, and vice versa. This perfect positive correlation implies that the assets perform similarly in different market conditions.
  • A correlation of -1 indicates a perfect inverse relationship between the returns of the two assets. When one asset's returns go up, the other asset's returns go down by the same percentage. This perfect negative correlation suggests that the assets move in opposite directions, providing a diversification benefit by reducing overall portfolio risk.
  • A correlation of 0 means that there is no linear relationship between the returns of the two assets. The returns of one asset do not predict the returns of the other.

The following table shows the monthly correlations of iShares MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF vs the main Asset Classes, over different timeframes. Columns are sortable (click on table header to sort).

ISHARES MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF
Monthly correlations as of 31 May 2024
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Correlation vs IUSQ.DE
Asset Class 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years 30 Years Since
Jan 1992
VTI
US Total Stock Market
0.90
0.91
0.87
0.84
0.83
SPY
US Large Cap
0.89
0.90
0.86
0.84
0.82
IJR
US Small Cap
0.81
0.85
0.78
0.71
0.70
VNQ
US REITs
0.79
0.82
0.69
0.48
0.47
QQQ
US Technology
0.85
0.83
0.80
0.75
0.73
PFF
Preferred Stocks
0.88
0.77
0.65
0.36
0.35
EFA
EAFE Stocks
0.87
0.78
0.73
0.68
0.66
VT
World All Countries
0.90
0.87
0.83
0.80
0.79
EEM
Emerging Markets
0.74
0.60
0.53
0.65
0.64
VGK
Europe
0.82
0.76
0.70
0.65
0.63
VPL
Pacific
0.90
0.76
0.72
0.63
0.61
FLLA
Latin America
0.75
0.63
0.42
0.60
0.60
BND
US Total Bond Market
0.71
0.39
0.24
0.01
0.02
TLT
Long Term Treasuries
0.76
0.10
0.00
-0.18
-0.15
BIL
US Cash
0.05
-0.08
-0.06
-0.03
-0.03
TIP
TIPS
0.67
0.53
0.37
0.04
0.06
LQD
Invest. Grade Bonds
0.75
0.54
0.41
0.16
0.16
HYG
High Yield Bonds
0.82
0.74
0.68
0.52
0.51
CWB
US Convertible Bonds
0.88
0.80
0.75
0.72
0.71
BNDX
International Bonds
0.64
0.49
0.35
0.02
0.04
EMB
Emerg. Market Bonds
0.81
0.66
0.52
0.47
0.47
GLD
Gold
-0.03
0.02
-0.09
-0.09
-0.07
DBC
Commodities
0.04
0.42
0.32
0.18
0.18

If you want to learn more about historical correlations, you can find out here how the main asset class are correlated to each other.

Drawdowns

A drawdown refers to the decline in value from a relative peak value to a relative trough. A maximum drawdown is the maximum observed loss from a peak to a trough of a portfolio before a new peak is attained.

ISHARES MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF
Drawdown periods
Drawdown periods - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 June 1994 - 31 May 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1970 - 31 May 2024 (~54 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Rolling Returns

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A rolling return is a measure of investment performance that calculates the return of an investment over a set period of time, with the starting date rolling forward. This approach can provide a more accurate representation of the investment's historical performance and helps investors to evaluate the investment's consistency over time.

ISHARES MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF
Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 June 1994 - 31 May 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1970 - 31 May 2024 (~54 years)
Inflation Adjusted:

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the iShares MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

In which months is it better to invest in iShares MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF?

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency (Win %) are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.
For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.
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Monthly Returns

This section provides a visual/tabular representation of the performance variability in the iShares MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF over time. It illustrates the distribution of monthly returns, showcasing the range and frequency of positive and negative returns.

ISHARES MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE) ETF
Monthly Returns Distribution
Data Source: 1 June 1994 - 31 May 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1970 - 31 May 2024 (~54 years)
216 Positive Months (60%) - 144 Negative Months (40%)
390 Positive Months (60%) - 263 Negative Months (40%)
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Investment Returns, up to March 2012, have been derived using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.
You can find additional information on extended Data Sources here.

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