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What are Equity Indices (Stock Indices)?

Equity indices, or stock indices, are in simple language indexes that represent the overall price of a basket of underlying stocks.

The major equity indices (stock indices of the world) include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 1. S&P 500
  • 2. Dow Jones
  • 3. Nasdaq
  • 4. FTSE100
  • 5. Nikkei225
  • 6. DAX
  • 7. CAC40
  • 8. Euro Stoxx 50
  • 9. ASX200

Stock indices are in most cases a representation of the overall picture of the stock market, which their basket belongs to. In most cases, the underlying stocks that belong to a stock index consist of the most influential (largest capitalization) companies.

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