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European Stock Market and American Stock Market Benchmark Indices performance as on 21st August 2014

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European Stock Markets 21 August 2014
European Stock Markets 21 August 2014
American Stock Market 21 August 2014
American Stock Market 21 August 2014

‪#‎EuropeanFinancialMarkets‬ benchmark indices performance for 21st August 2014.
‪#‎IBEX35‬ -Benchmark Index of ‪#‎Spain‬ ‪#‎MADRID‬ ‪#‎SpanishStockExchange‬ 
‪#‎Dax30‬ – Benchmark Index of ‪#‎Germany‬ ‪#‎FrankfurtStockExchange‬ 
‪#‎Cac40‬ – Benchmark Index of ‪#‎France‬ ‪#‎ParisBourse‬ ‪#‎Euronext‬ 
‪#‎FTSE100‬ – Benchmark Index of United Kingdom ‪#‎LondonStockExchange‬ 
‪#‎EuropeanStocks‬ ‪#‎EuropeInvest‬ ‪#‎Finance‬ ‪#‎Europe‬

 

‪#‎AmericanStockMarket‬ Benchmark Indices ‪#‎DJIA‬ ‪#‎SP500‬ ‪#‎NasdaqComposite‬ performance as on 21st August 2014.
‪#‎UnitedStatesEquityMarket‬ ‪#‎AmericanStocks‬ ‪#‎DowJonesIndustrialAverage‬ ‪#‎Dow‬ ‪#‎AmericanFinancialMarkets‬

US Stock Market Indices updates for Friday and week ended 26 April 2013

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US Stock Market Indices updates for Friday and week ended 26 April 2013

US #DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 11.75 points or 0.1% on Friday to close at 14,712.55 and for the week the index rose 1.1%.

US #Nasdaq Composite Index (COMP) fell 10.72 points or 0.3% on Friday to close at 3,279.26 gaining 2.3% For the week

US benchmark Standard & Poor’s #S&P500 Index fell 2.92 points or 0.2% to close at 1,582.24 and for the week the index rose 1.7%

All #US #StockMarket #Indices ended the week with gains

why professionals use the S&P 500 as a benchmark, not the Dow Industrials

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PRACTICAL STOCK INVESTING

the Dow at an all-time high

Yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high, signalling a recovery of the index past its previous, pre-Great Recession peak.  This is certainly good news psychologically, since the Dow is a very widely recognized name.  And any report that puts the downturn behind us is welcome.  As it happens, I was listening to Bloomberg Radio when the new high-water mark was first achieved.  A Surveillance commentator played down the fact that the S&P 500 had not yet recovered all its recession losses (although it’s close), saying that the use of the S&P over the Dow is “just” a question of “institutional bias.”

That’s simply incorrect.  …hence this post.

what’s wrong with the Dow

There are three reasons professional investors use the S&P 500 to benchmark their performance rather than the Dow:

1.  wider coverage.  The Dow Industrials consist of 30 American…

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