MSCI All Country World Commodity Producers Sector Capped Index (MSCI AWC)

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DEFINITION of 'MSCI All Country World Commodity Producers Sector Capped Index (MSCI AWC)'

A market capitalization weighted index designed by Morgan Stanley Capital International to track the overall performance of commodity producers throughout the world. Stocks in the MSCI All Country World Commodity Producers Sector Capped Index are primarily focused on emerging market economies.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'MSCI All Country World Commodity Producers Sector Capped Index (MSCI AWC)'

The main components of the index are integrated oil and gas companies (25%), fertilizer and agricultural chemicals (19%), and diversified metals and mining (17%). Using the Global Industry Classification Standard as a start point, companies are selected to fit the three commodity producers sectors.

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