MSCI Single Country Index Review: Developed Markets 2005 To 2014

The following chart shows the returns for the various MSCI single country indices:

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Single Country Index Returns Devloped Markets 2005 to 2014

Source: Blackrock

  • It is surprising that Singapore yielded the highest annualized return in 10 years during the period shown.
  • Ireland has been the worst performers in five years during the same period.
  • While the MSCI German index fell by nearly 46% in 2008, since then it has yielded a positive return return every year except in 2014 and 2011.
  • No country has consistently been the best performing. This shows the importance of diversification.

Related ETFs:

  • iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (EWG)
  • iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund (EWC)
  • iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund (EWA)
  • iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index (EWU)
  • iShares MSCI Singapore Index (EWS)

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