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Market Indices is a live financial platform that provides quotes, charts, news, and analysis for major markets.

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Main categories for the investment products
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What is a "market index"?



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What is a "market index"?


Market Indices is a tool that shows how the market like the New York Stock Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange are doing. Market Indices is an excellent resource for finding out information concerning the stock market, interest rates and other issues that effect the financial sector.  

It is an environment in which a number of stocks, commodities, or other investments can be tracked and compared. Our Market Indices product provides information on 30 investment options that are publicly traded and three non-publicly traded opportunities.


 
 

Fact about Market Indices


Marketers love market indices. They can be researched, added value to and sold to their audiences, the widest sectors of life in the modern world. It's a smart investment for marketers and agencies to always understand what's happening in the market and how their audience is likely to feel about it.

 

Main categories for the investment products


Indices (publicly traded)

Indices provide a way to measure the change of a market, be it a stock market or a bond market. They represent the performance of either the entire market or individual parts of the market and are usually published as a single index number.

Commodities (publicly traded)

You can choose to view market indices ranked by daily movement, or by the latest movement in percentage terms. For Commodities you can view a real-time chart, but also the quarterly, yearly, or all-time high and low. This section also displays the volume of commodities traded.

Mutual Funds (private)

A mutual fund is a professionally managed investment portfolio of stocks, bonds or other securities that are owned by many investors. Mutual funds have advantages such as professional management, diversification, competitive fees, and the opportunity to invest in a broad range of securities.

Private Equity

A private equity investment is one of the best ways to gain access to a business’s capital and talent. The most common types of private equity investments are leveraged buyouts, venture capital, and growth capital.

Pros

Market indices are widely used by investors as benchmarks to gauge their portfolio performance. Market indices are weighted averages of multiple stocks and, therefore, help reduce the risk that comes with investing in only one company, by spreading your money across a larger basket of stocks.

Cons

If you are investing in stocks or bonds, indexes can sometimes be a convenient and efficient way to track the total performance of a market sector. However, using only an index can cause problems. If you want to invest in a specific company, you might miss out on an opportunity while you wait for an index to move in your direction or it might take longer than you expect and you may end up missing the opportunity.