MSR German Equities – Exposure, Dollar Weighted Index
The MSR German Equities Dollar Weighted Exposure Index shows the total return of being long one GERMAN DAX futures contract (the “current” contract, which is the most liquid) through time. This is “dollar weighted” because an investor can simply divide the number of dollars they want to invest by the current dollar value of the GERMAN DAX contract and own that number of contracts for perpetuity. The “cash equivalent” version of this index will track the total return of the GERMAN DAX cash market index including dividends (which are by definition reinvested into the GERMAN DAX automatically when you invest via futures). GERMAN DAX futures contracts are denominated in Euros, but MSR converts the daily returns to dollar based returns for this index.