Stock Indices. Definition and calculation methods

stock index – indicator of the state and dynamics of the securities market. By comparing the current value of the index with its previous values, it is possible to assess the behavior of the market, his reaction to certain changes in the macroeconomic situation, various corporate events (mergers, takeovers, share split, resignations and appointments of leading managers), speculative processes. Depending on whether, what securities are sampled, used in calculating the index, it can characterize the market as a whole, market for a certain class of securities (government obligations, corporate bonds, shares, etc.. P.), industry market (securities of companies of the same industry: telecommunications, transport, insurance, Internet sector, etc.. P.). Comparing the dynamics of different indices can show, which sectors of the economy are developing the fastest. The index can represent the national stock market as a whole or a specific trading floor in this market (for example, stock exchange index). Stock indices are calculated and published by various organizations, most often by news or rating agencies and stock exchanges.

Business newspaper Financial Times

Financial Times (рус. The Financial Times) - international business newspaper, published in English in 24 cities of the world with a total circulation of up to 360 thousand. экземпляров. The headquarters of the main editorial office is located in London. Belongs to the Pearson PLC media holding and specializes in publishing and analyzing news from the world of finance and business.

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