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NseRealtyIndex performance for last 15 Trading session

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NseRealtyIndex performance for last 15 Trading session

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#NseRealtyIndex performance for last 15 Trading session

Indian Stock Market Benchmark Indices update for 15 May 2013

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Indian Stock Market Benchmark Indices update for 15 May 2013

#BSE #Sensex rose 2.49 % or 490.67 points closing at 20,212.96 its highest close since January 2011 which is 28 month high and posting its single-day biggest percentage gain since June 2012

#NSE #Nifty rose 2.52 % or 151.35 points to close at 6,146.75 posting its biggest single-day gain since September 2012 and high last seen on 4th January 2011

FII’s Foreign Institutional Investors have been net buyers of stocks for 19 consecutive sessions as of Tuesday 14th May 2013

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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