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International Stock Indices: EAFE and Beyond

Following the stock market in the U.S. is easy: just look at the Dow Jones or S&P 500. But going global means learning about a slew of international indices. We'll take a closer look at MSCI EAFE and dozens of other global market benchmarks in developed and emerging markets.
  1. Stock Indices by Country (11)

What are the FTSE 100, DAX and CAC 40?
Learn about Europe's three largest indices, as well as some alternatives that investors may want to consider.

What is the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI)?
Discover what the MSCI ACWI is and how investors can use it to diversify globally.

Argentina’s Mercado de Valores (MERVAL) Index
A look at Argentina's largest stock index, the MERVAL, its components, and how international investors can gain exposure.

3 Smaller European Stock Indices to Know
Discover three smaller European stock indices that every global investor should know.

What is the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores?
Learn about Mexico's stock market, the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BVM), and how to invest in it from the United States.

What is the Global Dow Index?
Learn how to find and invest in high quality companies around the world with the Global Dow Index.

The S&P/ASX 200 and Other Australian Indexes
Discover Australia’s Version of the Dow Jones and S&P 500 with the S&P/ASX 50 and the S&P/ASX 200 indexes.

S&P Global Indices 101
Learn what S&P global indices are and how to invest in them with ETFs.

What is the EURO STOXX 50?
Discover Europe's version of the Dow Jones 30 index, strategies for investing and more.

FTSE - What is the FTSE & Why it Matters
Learn all about the FTSE Group, the FTSE indices, and why they are among the most important indices in the world.

History of Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI)
History of MSCI - Morgan Stanley Capital International.

What is MSCI EAFE?
The MSCI EAFE index is the oldest and most widely used benchmark for international investors. But do you know which countries are included and which are not? You may be surprised. This article takes a closer look at the pros and cons of this popular global index.

What is the Japanese Nikkei 225?
Learn about Japan's legendary Nikkei 225 and how to invest in the country's largest stocks.

What is Brazil's Indice Bovespa?
Discover how to invest in Brazil through its Indice Bovespa.

What is Germany's DAX 30 Index?
Learn about Germany's DAX 30 index and its growing importance for international investors.

What is France's CAC 40 Index?
Learn everything you need to know about France's CAC 40 Index and how to invest in it.

MSCI - Beyond EAFE
All about exploring global markets with data from Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI).

List of Foreign Stock Market Indices
A list of the major foreign stock market indices around the world divided into regions.

S&P/Citigroup Global Equity Indices
Standard & Poor's and Citigroup calculates an extensive family of global stock market indexes. You can also download the data into a spreadsheet for further analysis.

Guide to Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index
Learn about Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and how U.S. investors can gain exposure to it.

Performance of International Stock Indices
MSCI Barra produces one of the most comprehensive sets of international stock market indices. The site offers complete performance data for countries, regions and on a global basis. You can view data on the site itself, or download into Excel for more sophisticated analysis.

Local Stockmarket Benchmarks
Just about every country has its own favorite local benchmark, like the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the U.S. Yahoo! Finance has a good collection of global index data.

IndexUniverse.com is a great resource for learning how stock indexing works. Its international section also does a good job keeping tabs on news related to international benchmarks, ETFs, and more.

Guide to China’s Shanghai Composite Index
Discover how to research and invest in China's largest stock market index - the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Shanghai Composite Index.

Canada’s TSX 60 Stock Market Index
Learn about Canada's TSX 60, its components, and the best ways for U.S. investors to gain exposure.

​What is the MSCI Emerging Markets Index?
Learn all about the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, how to invest in the index with ETFs, and some alternatives to consider.

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