The first index was calculated in 1884 and represented the average price of 11 shares.
In 1928 the number of shares used to calculate the index was increased to 30, and the «Dow Jones Industrial Average» (DJIA) name stuck to the index. Stock exchange indices are average rates of securities (usually stocks), which give a picture of the state and dynamics of the stock market. Different indices specialize in different sectors. For example, the S&P 500 is a stock index that includes the 500 largest US capitalized companies.
Known stock indices:
- USA: Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, NASDAQ-100
- United Kingdom: FTSE 100
- Germany: DAX
- France: CAC 40
- Japan: Nikkei 225
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