There are several major stock indices around the world. These indices are used by investors and analysts to gauge the overall health and performance of the markets they represent, and can be useful tools for making investment decisions. Some of the largest and most well-known indices include:
- S&P 500: This is a US-based index that tracks the performance of 500 of the largest publicly traded companies in the country, covering about 80% of the US equity market.
- Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA): Another US-based index, the DJIA tracks the performance of 30 large, publicly traded companies across a range of industries, and is often seen as an indicator of the health of the US economy.
- Nasdaq Composite: This index tracks the performance of over 3,000 companies listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, primarily in the technology sector.
- FTSE 100: Based in the UK, this index tracks the performance of the top 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, representing around 80% of the UK's total market capitalization.
- Nikkei 225: This is a Japanese index that tracks the performance of 225 large publicly traded companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Check our full list of of major World Indices: