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Some explanations about NASDAQ,CAC,DAX,DOW please?

Some explanations about NASDAQ,CAC,DAX,DOW please?

Postby macbeth » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:54 am

These are all stock market indices. An index measures the performance of a collection of stocks in order to better gauge how the whole stock market is doing. The NASDAQ (which stands for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation system) is an index of the more than 3,000 companies traded on the NASDAQ electronic stock market exchange. This index has a relative abundance of technology stocks. The CAC is an French stock market index that tracks the performance of 40 large French companies. The DAX is a German stock market index that tracks 30 major companies traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Lastly, the Dow is probably the most popular index. This index tracks the performance of 30 of the biggest American companies. Another important index is the S&P 500 which is an American index that tracks the 500 largest American companies. It is this index that is viewed as being most representative of the entire stock market.
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Some explanations about NASDAQ,CAC,DAX,DOW please?

Postby stefano » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:02 am

I explained the DAX for you. It's right after CAC and right before DOW.
Glad I helped.
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Some explanations about NASDAQ,CAC,DAX,DOW please?

Postby dell75 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:16 am

They are all names of stock markets. Although I don't recognize CAC or DAX.
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Some explanations about NASDAQ,CAC,DAX,DOW please?

Postby bent » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:32 am

These are all stock exchanges (except DOW) where companies raise capital from the market.

A company can either borrow funds from a bank or raise funds from the markets. If they raise funds form the stock markets, then investors can exchange their stocks by buying them or selling them on one of these exchanges given that the company is listed on that exchange.

The DOW or DJIA is an index of 30 industrial stocks listed on the various US exchanges. Its purpose is to indicate the general direction of the market for which these stock represent. The S&P 500 represents large capital stocks and the Russell 2000 small capital stocks.
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