Glossary BG Image

Index

Browse Terms By Number or Letter:
Financial Terms By: i
Index

Statistical composite that measures changes in the economy or in financial markets, often expressed in percentage changes from a base year or from the previous month. Indexes measure the ups and downs of stock, bond, and some commodities markets, in terms of market prices and weighting of companies in the index.

Copyright © 2018, Campbell R. Harvey. All Worldwide Rights Reserved. Do not reproduce without explicit permission.