What is the Market?


Most market participants and media refer to the market or markets in the US as: The S&P500 Index (SPX) which is a market capitalization index The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) which is a price weighting [...]

What is the Market?2018-04-25T02:28:05+00:00

When Did Indexing Start?


In 1884, Charles Dow composed his first stock average, which contained nine railroads and two industrial companies that appeared in the Customer's Afternoon Letter, a daily two-page financial news bulletin which was the precursor to The [...]

When Did Indexing Start?2018-04-25T02:20:23+00:00

How to Use Indexes


Market participants can use indexes in a variety of ways: To assess a given market’s performance To gauge how well an active strategy is working To serve as the foundation for investment products, such as ETFs [...]

How to Use Indexes2018-04-25T02:05:56+00:00

What does an index do?


Indexes serve as a representation of markets, sectors, investment themes or asset classes. Markets or even individual market sectors, such as large cap stocks, or real estate investment trusts,  can be extremely large as they including [...]

What does an index do?2018-04-25T02:00:52+00:00

What is an Index?


An index is a group of securities chosen to track a particular investment theme such as a market, asset class, sector, industry, or even strategy. Generally the goal is to accurately represent the risk/return profile of that [...]

What is an Index?2018-04-22T23:37:01+00:00
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