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Standard & Poor’s Composite Index

Standard & Poor’s Composite Index More broadbased than the DOW JONES AVERAGES, this index measures the price index of 500 widely held equity shares, mostly of the New York Stock Exchange. It is considered to be more representative to stock market trends than the Read more »


Indexation The practice of relating economic variables such as wages, taxes, annuities, dearness allowance, and pensions to changes in the general price level, which offers some relief against inflation, but leaves savers and lenders worse off. See Read more »

Index Futures

Index Futures A new mode of stock market investment in which, instead of buying individual shares one buys so many units of a recognized index, such as the BSE Sensitive Index. The trading unit is so many rupees per index point. Thus if the Read more »

Index Fund

Index Fund Mutual fund whose portfolio of shares is identical to a well – known index, such as the BSE Sensitive Index or the BSE National Index. Such an investment policy reflects the belief that trying to beat the market index over the long Read more »

Cost of Living Index

Cost of Living Index A price index measuring the general level of prices of goods and services. The index is often used to provide for wage adjustments to counteract the effects of inflation on wages, pension, etc. Compiled by the Labour Bureau of the Government of Read more »

Cost Inflation Index

Cost Inflation Index The basis of the index is acknowledgment of the fact that mounting inflation erodes the value of capital gains, and that in calculating such gains the present value of acquisition should be taken rather than its historical value. Read more »

BSE Sensitive Index or Sensex

What is BSE Sensitive Index or Sensex?

BSE Sensitive Index or Sensex is an abbreviation of the Bombay Stock Exchange Sensitive Index. It happens to be the benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange located in Mumbai, India. Read more »

Advance-Decline Index (A-D Index)

What is Advance-Decline Index (A-D Index)?

In essence, Advance-Decline Index (A-D Index) is a reliable technical analysis tool that denotes the overall difference between the number of declining and advancing security prices. This index is deemed one of the handiest indicator of overall market movement at any given time. Read more »

Understanding The Stock Market

Many people look to the stock market to enhance their hard-earned money more and more each year. Some people are not even aware of their investments, because they can come in the form of pensions with their place of employment. The company invests Read more »

Forecasting the Stock Market

Every day I see in the financial section of newspapers how to forecast what the market will do in 6 months, 12 months, several years. “Ten stocks that will double in the next 6 months.” Right! I have trouble trying to forecast what it will do tomorrow. Do not Read more »

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