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  1. Stock Indices use a portfolio of representative companies (usually spanning major industries) to reflect the status of the whole stock market. There are basically three kinds: global, regional and national. Global indices include companies regardless of where they are traded. Regional indices include companies from a certain region and national indices include companies from a specific nation. Stock Indices are used to get an indication of the market's overall direction. Some analysts use them as a barometer of the underlying economy. 
     
    Indices can be comprised of tens to hundreds of stocks and each index calculates the weighted average differently. Some weigh the stocks equally (equal weighting), others take company size into account (capitalization weighting) and others use a hybrid method (modified capitalization weighting). Stock Indices are tradable entities themselves. A currency index is a measure of the value of a specific currency relative to other select currencies. Indices like the US Dollar Index or the Euro Currency Index are used to gauge the strength of those respective currencies.""Stock Indices use a portfolio of representative companies (usually spanning major industries) to reflect the status of the whole stock market. There are basically three kinds: global, regional and national. Global indices include companies regardless of where they are traded. Regional indices include companies from a certain region and national indices include companies from a specific nation. Most major and emerging economies have a national stock index, if not several. 
     
    Indices are used to get an indication of the market's overall direction. Some analysts use them as a barometer of the underlying economy. Indices can be comprised of tens to hundreds of stocks and each index calculates the weighted average differently. Some weigh the stocks equally (equal weighting), others take company size into account (capitalization weighting) and others use a hybrid method (modified capitalization weighting). Indices are tradable entities that are traditionally traded through stock index futures.
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  2. Stock Indices use a portfolio of representative companies (usually spanning major industries) to reflect the status of the whole stock market. There are basically three kinds: global, regional and national. Global indices include companies regardless of where they are traded. Regional indices include companies from a certain region and national indices include companies from a specific nation. Stock Indices are used to get an indication of the market's overall direction. Some analysts use them as a barometer of the underlying economy. 
     
    Indices can be comprised of tens to hundreds of stocks and each index calculates the weighted average differently. Some weigh the stocks equally (equal weighting), others take company size into account (capitalization weighting) and others use a hybrid method (modified capitalization weighting). Stock Indices are tradable entities themselves. A currency index is a measure of the value of a specific currency relative to other select currencies. Indices like the US Dollar Index or the Euro Currency Index are used to gauge the strength of those respective currencies.
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  3. Stock Indices use a portfolio of representative companies (usually spanning major industries) to reflect the status of the whole stock market. There are basically three kinds: global, regional and national. Global indices include companies regardless of where they are traded. Regional indices include companies from a certain region and national indices include companies from a specific nation. Stock Indices are used to get an indication of the market's overall direction. Some analysts use them as a barometer of the underlying economy. 
     
    Indices can be comprised of tens to hundreds of stocks and each index calculates the weighted average differently. Some weigh the stocks equally (equal weighting), others take company size into account (capitalization weighting) and others use a hybrid method (modified capitalization weighting). Stock Indices are tradable entities themselves. A currency index is a measure of the value of a specific currency relative to other select currencies. Indices like the US Dollar Index or the Euro Currency Index are used to gauge the strength of those respective currencies.
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  4. Stock Indices use a portfolio of representative companies (usually spanning major industries) to reflect the status of the whole stock market. There are basically three kinds: global, regional and national. Global indices include companies regardless of where they are traded. Regional indices include companies from a certain region and national indices include companies from a specific nation. Stock Indices are used to get an indication of the market's overall direction. Some analysts use them as a barometer of the underlying economy. 
     
    Indices can be comprised of tens to hundreds of stocks and each index calculates the weighted average differently. Some weigh the stocks equally (equal weighting), others take company size into account (capitalization weighting) and others use a hybrid method (modified capitalization weighting). Stock Indices are tradable entities themselves. A currency index is a measure of the value of a specific currency relative to other select currencies. Indices like the US Dollar Index or the Euro Currency Index are used to gauge the strength of those respective currencies.
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  5. Les indices boursiers utilisent un portefeuille d'entreprises représentatives (qui couvrent généralement les principales industries) pour refléter l'état de l'ensemble du marché boursier. Il en existe essentiellement trois types: global, régional et national. Les indices mondiaux incluent les entreprises indépendamment de l'endroit où leurs titres sont échangés. Les indices régionaux comprennent les entreprises d'une certaine région et les indices nationaux comprennent des entreprises d'un pays spécifique. Les indices boursiers sont utilisés pour obtenir une indication de l'orientation générale du marché. Certains analystes les utilisent comme baromètre de l'économie sous-jacente. Les indices peuvent être composés de dizaines à centaines d'actions et chaque indice calcule la moyenne pondérée différemment. Certains pèsent les actions de manière égale (pondération égale), d'autres tiennent compte de la taille de l'entreprise (pondération de la capitalisation) et d'autres utilisent une méthode hybride (pondération de capitalisation modifiée). Les indices boursiers sont des entités négociables en elles-mêmes. Un indice de change est la mesure de la valeur d'une devise spécifique par rapport à d'autres devises sélectionnées. Des indices comme l'indice du dollar américain ou l'indice de la devise de l'euro servent à évaluer la force de ces devises respectives.

    Les indices boursiers utilisent un portefeuille d'entreprises représentatives (qui couvrent généralement les principales industries) pour refléter l'état de l'ensemble du marché boursier. Il en existe essentiellement trois types: global, régional et national. Les indices mondiaux incluent les entreprises indépendamment de l'endroit leurs titres sont échangés. Les indices régionaux comprennent les entreprises d'une certaine région et les indices nationaux comprennent des entreprises d'un pays spécifique. Les indices boursiers sont utilisés pour obtenir une indication de l'orientation générale du marché. Certains analystes les utilisent comme baromètre de l'économie sous-jacente. 
      
    Les indices peuvent être composés de dizaines à centaines d'actions et chaque indice calcule la moyenne pondérée différemment. Certains pèsent les actions de manière égale (pondération égale), d'autres tiennent compte de la taille de l'entreprise (pondération de la capitalisation) et d'autres utilisent une méthode hybride (pondération de capitalisation modifiée). Les indices boursiers sont des entités négociables en elles-mêmes. Un indice de change est la mesure de la valeur d'une devise spécifique par rapport à d'autres devises sélectionnées. Des indices comme l'indice du dollar américain ou l'indice de la devise de l'euro servent à évaluer la force de ces devises respectives.

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