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  • Stock market index - Wikipedia
    A stock index or stock market index is a measurement of a section of the stock market It is computed from the prices of selected stocks (typically a weighted average) It is a tool used by investors and financial managers to describe the market, and to compare the return on specific investments
  • Market Index Definition and Uses - Investopedia
    A market index is a weighted average of several stocks or other investment vehicles from a section of the stock market, and it is calculated from the price of the selected stocks Market indexes are intended to represent an entire stock market and track the market's changes over time Index values help investors track
  • What Is A Stock Market Index - ABCs of Investing
    Stock Market Index An stock market index (or just “index) is a number that measures the relative value of a group of stocks As the stocks in this group change value, the index also changes value If an index goes up by 1% then that means the total value of the securities which make up the index have gone up by 1% in value The most common
  • What Is a Stock Index? -- The Motley Fool
    A stock index helps investors track the overall performance of a group of stocks over time A stock index is used to describe the performance of the stock market, or a specific portion of it, and to compare returns of investments Generally, an index uses a weighted average of stock prices, so larger companies count more in the calculation The NASDAQ, S P 500, and Dow Jones Industrial Average are examples of stock indexes
  • Infographic: What is a Stock Market Index? - Visual Capitalist
    Industry: A stock market index can try to track the performance of an industry as a whole The GDXJ, for example, is an ETF based on an underlying index that tracks the performance of smallcap mining companies focused on gold and silver
  • Stock Market Index Definition Example | InvestingAnswers
    Indexes can be weighted by any number of metrics, including shares outstanding, market capitalization, or stock price When new companies go public or existing companies founder, the indexer may add or delete companies from the index or "re-weight" the index to accommodate stock splits or other factors
  • What is a Stock Index? Questions and Answers - The Balance
    Another type of weighting is based on market capitalization The shares of each stock in a cap-weighted index are based on the market value of the outstanding shares There are also revenue-weighted indexes, fundamentally-weighted indexes and even float-adjusted indexes
  • An Introduction to Stock Market Indices - Investopedia
    The S P 500 Because the S P 500 index is market weighted (also referred to as capitalization weighted), every stock in the index is represented in proportion to its total market capitalization In other words, if the total market value of all 500 companies in the S P 500 drops by 10%, the value of the index also drops by 10%
  • Stock Market Indices - Major Stock Indexes
    Major Stock Indices The Major Stock Indices page summarizes the performance of major groupings of stocks, classified by the exchange on which they trade, by region, or any number of classifications that allow investors to benchmark the overall performance of major groupings of stocks For specific sector groupings, see Market Sector Indices

















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