Stock Market Indexes.December 18, 2020
Stock Market Indexes
The overall performance of the stock market is usually tracked and reflected in the performance of various stock market indexes. Stock indexes are composed of a selection of stocks that is designed to reflect how stocks are performing overall. Stock market indexes themselves are traded in the form of options and futures contracts, which are also traded on regulated exchanges.
Among the key stock market indexes are the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500), the Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index (FTSE 100), the Nikkei 225 Index, the NASDAQ Composite Index, and the Hang Seng Index.
What are the current stock market indexes :
US Market Overview
|Dow Jones Industrial Average||30,155||-44.77|
|NASDAQ Composite Index||12,658||+63.13|
|S&P 500 Index||3,701||+6.55|
|Global Dow Realtime USD||3,481||+14.23|
How do you read the stock market index :
Although there are different ways to calculate index numbers, the numbers always represent a change from an original or base value. The base value represents the weighted-average stock price of all the stocks that make up the index. The index number has much less importance or meaning than its percent change over time.