Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse Kicked Out of BlueChip Stoxx Europe 50 Index

Deutsche Bank(DB) and Credit Suisse(CS) are getting kicked out of the prestigious Stoxx Europe 50 Index. The changes will come into effect at the market open on August 8, 2016 according to the index provider STOXX. These two components will be replaced by French construction ginat Vinci (VCISY) and chipmaker ASML Holding(ASML) of The Netherlands. The five-year price …

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A Comparison of S&P 500 and S&P/TSX Composite Indices

The S&P 500 Index is the best representation of large cap U.S. companies. The index was first published in 1957  and the components in the index capture 75% coverage of all U.S. stocks. The S&P 500 is the widely followed barometer of the U.S. equity markets. The S&P/TSX Composite Index is the benchmark index of …

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Three Differences Between MSCI and FTSE Indices

Index providers MSCI and FTSE have launched many indices over the years. Hundreds of ETF providers and other companies use these indices to benchmark the performance of their products. Some use the MSCI while others use the FTSE. For example, the iShares Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) tracks the performance of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The Vanguard …

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Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) Index Returns by Year 1990 To 2011

The chart below shows the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) index returns by from year 1990 to 2011: Click to enlarge The index values by year are noted in the table below: Year GSE Return Date Index Value 1990 -29.75% 28-Dec-90 70.25 1991 -8.18% 30-Dec-91 64.51 1992 -3.62% 29-Dec-92 62.17 1993 113.73% 30-Dec-93 132.88 1994 124.35% 30-Dec-94 …

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Review: Constituents of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index 2012

Standard & Poor’s publishes the widely followed S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index. This index ” measures the performance of large cap, blue chip companies within the S&P 500 that have followed a policy of increasing dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years.” The index is composed of 51 companies and the five-year total …

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Review: Components of the STOXX Europe Maximum Dividend 40 Index

STOXX, the leading European index provider, launched a new index called “The STOXX Europe Maximum Dividend 40 Index“. Derived from the STOXX Europe 600 index, this index is a blue-chip index comprising the 40 highest dividend-yielding companies across Europe and represents companies with the highest expected dividend yield in the upcoming quarter. The key features …

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