Indices are baskets of individual stocks which belong to the same economy sector. Traders and investors invest their capital in price movements of stock indices like DAX, CAC, FTSE, Nasdaq. Price movements of Indices are dependent on many factors like political stability, factors which influence companies from inside, economic data like big shifts in the currencies market, dropping employment rates and more.
Keep in mind that price shifts in the value of a single big company is able to impact the overall performance of the index. Global index markets are dominated by Indices benchmarks. They are the largest indices, impact the economic health and serve as performance indicators.
Updated table of Indices Prices
The most famous and powerful Indices include:
The FTSE 100 – It is compounded by the UK 100 biggest companies by market capitalization.
The DAX – It is compounded by the 30 major German companies, referred as ‘Germany 30’.
NASDAQ 100 – It is a capitalization-weighted index, compounded by more than 100 tech companies in the US.
Dow Jones – It is called differently ‘Wall Street’ and comprises 30 of the US’ biggest companies.
Nikkei 225 – It is compounded by 225 biggest Japan companies.
CAC 40 – It is referred to as the France 40, and it comprises 40 of France’s biggest companies by capitalization.
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