An index is a calculated average of selected share prices, representing a particular market or sector.
You can think of an index as a ‘basket’ of shares that provides a broad sample of an industry, sector or economy. The collective performance of these shares gives a good indication of trends in the overall market they represent.
As well as enabling investors to track changes in the value of a general stock market, indices also provide a useful benchmark to measure the success of investment vehicles such as mutual funds and share portfolios.
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What do our clients think of today’s key indices?
These charts show the percentage of our clients who have long and short positions on these markets. This is calculated to the nearest 1%.