Important Financial Investment Terms
Thousands of investors have told us they are confused by the investment jargon that is used by financial advisors. We also know some terms, that investors don't understand, are used by advisors as sales ploys. They establish themselves as experts when they define a term you may not understand.
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Definition of 'Index'
A composite of securities that measures the performance of asset classes, economic sectors, geographies, etc. For example, the Dow Jones Industrial Average tracks the performance of 30 blue chip stocks. Indexes provide insight into the performance of the securities markets.