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