Indexes are used to represent various aspects of the market so as to measure various sectors of market performance. They can also be used for benchmarking the performance of individual stocks.

Some indexes are:

  • Dow Jones Industrial Index - 30 NYSE stocks selected by the Dow Jones group.
  • NASDAQ Composite
  • S&P/ASX 200 - The largest and most liquid 200 Australian companies
  • DAX - 30 major German companies in the German Market
  • Hang Seng
  • Nikkei