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Stock Market Index Mechanics: Interesting Idiosyncrasies

Key Takeaways It all started with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but its time is over How many individual securities does an index need to track to correctly reflect its target market? How well do you really know what your index is up to? Market indexes. You read about them all the time, such as […]

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Market Indexes: A Few Points about Index Points

As we covered in our last piece, indexes have their uses. They can roughly gauge the mood of a market and its participants. If you’ve got an investment strategy that’s designed to capture that market, you can see how your strategy is doing in comparison … again, roughly. You can also invest in an index […]

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Understanding Stock Market Indexes Part I: Indexes Defined

Key Takeaways A stock index represents a part or the total stock market Indexes can be used to gauge investment performance for a market segment Indexes are not predictive Since nearly every media outlet on the planet reported the news, you probably already know that the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 20,000 for the first […]

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