The Nikkei 225 is a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). It is calculated daily by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) newspaper.
Trading indiexes is almost as fascinating as trading the assets they cover. You need to stay ahead of the news, but also master their unique language.
The FTSE 100 Stock Market Index (the ‘footsie’), is an index made up of 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.
A tick is defined as the smallest price movement of an instrument, in other words, the minimum increment in which the price can change.
The CAC 40 is a French stock market index. that measures the performance of the 40 largest, publicly traded companies on the Euronext Paris France’s securities market.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (also known as the DJ30 or just Dow) is the oldest stock index in the world and was first calculated on May 26, 1896.
The S&P 500 contains all of the stocks in the Dow Jones with an additional number from the Nasdaq and others, making it a better gauge of the US economy.
The Deutscher Aktien IndeX, consists of 30 large, blue-chip German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Technology has changed the waythe stock market works, with most investors using an online platform rather than a stockbroker. But the basics remain the same: Buy low, Sell high.
A stock market index measures the value of a specific section of the stock market by computing the overal value a number of different company stocks and grouping them together.