Financial Indexes

A stock indices is a way of measuring the value of a section of the stock market.  As the value changes, so does the potential return of an investment that has been made.  It is a tool used by financial managers to describe the market, and to compare returns.

Below are some key global indexes.

 

Index Web-link
S&P 500 http://www.barchart.com/stocks/sp500.php?_dtp1=0
FTSE 100 http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/prices-and-markets/stocks/indices/constituents-indices.html?index=UKX
FTSE 250 http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/prices-and-markets/stocks/indices/constituents-indices.html?index=MCX&industrySector=&page=1
FTSE 350 http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/prices-and-markets/stocks/indices/constituents-indices.html?index=NMX&industrySector=&page=1
NYSE http://www.nasdaq.com/screening/companies-by-industry.aspx?exchange=NYSE
NASDAQ http://www.advfn.com/nasdaq/nasdaq.asp
AMEX http://www.advfn.com/amex/americanstockexchange.asp
NIKKEI http://markets.ft.com/research/Markets/Tearsheets/Constituents?s=n225:NIK
Hang Seng http://www.aastocks.com/en/stocks/market/index/hk-index-con.aspx
Shanghai Composite http://biz.sse.com.cn/sseportal/index/en/singleIndex/000001/const/index_const_list_en_1.shtml
Dow Jones Industrial Average http://money.cnn.com/data/dow30/
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