Case-Shiller index

Definition:

A family of S&P indices created by Karl Case, Robert Shiller, and Allan Weiss used to measure the nominal value of home prices in the U.S. The Case-Shiller Indices, which are based on 20 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), use data on single-family homes sold more than once (resale homes) and re-sold sale prices to provide a weighted and quality-adjusted assessment of the real estate market. Calculated each month by Fiserv, Inc., the family of indices consists of 20 MSA indices and two aggregated indices.

Investing Essentials


Copyright © 2011 Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

Term of the Day

Expected future return

The return that is expected to be earned on an asset in the future. Also called the expected return.

Subscribe to the Term of the Day via email Get the Term of the Day in your inbox!


Create your free portfolio