MSCI Insights Gallery, a dynamic new destination that helps investors understand the changing markets through informative, interactive data visualization, powered by MSCI tools and research.
Insights Gallery Archive
MSCI Insights Gallery archive, a dynamic new destination that helps investors understand the changing markets through informative, interactive data visualization, powered by MSCI tools and research.
Insights Gallery: How Crowded Are Sectors and Industry Groups
See the latest and historical crowding scores of the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) sectors and industry groups using equal and market-capitalization weighting schemes.
Insights Gallery: Looking Anew at Buybacks and Other Capital Allocations
In the visualization below, we draw on our previous research on stock buybacks and shareholder value and extend our analysis through the end of 2020, highlighting the surge in share buybacks after the U.S. corporate-tax cuts of 2018 and the subsequent reversal at the onset of the global pandemic in 2020.
MSCI BlogHow Might Inflation Impact Funding Ratios?
We analyzed two multiperiod inflation scenarios to understand how the funding ratios of defined-benefit pension funds could evolve in each and what they could mean for a pension fund in terms of special contributions over the next 10 years.
MSCI BlogFinding the Sentiment Hidden in Regulatory Filings
Using natural language processing techniques, we constructed a sentiment factor that quantifies changes in the tone and content of company filings, and may be an indicator of future risks facing a company.
MSCI BlogUsing Factors As a Magnifying Glass for Equities
Factors have been shown to be important systematic sources of risk and return. We examine how factor analysis can help identify investment characteristics that lie beneath the surface of seemingly similar stocks and equity portfolios.
MSCI BlogEyeing the Crowds from Multiple Perspectives
We observed historically notable crowding across factors, industries and stocks through the first half of 2021. Examining crowding from multiple perspectives and incorporating multiple data elements provides investors a more holistic view.
MSCI BlogActive-Management Opportunities in a Disperse Market
Disperse markets have historically provided opportunities for active managers to outperform their respective benchmarks. We showed that, based on historical trends, CSV helped shed light on identifying where the dispersion was greatest.