Index swapA swap of a market index for some other asset, such as a stock-for-stock or debt-for-stock swap.
FTSE 100 IndexFTSE 100 Index
An index of the share prices of the 100 largest companies (by market capitalisation) in the UK which is updated throughout the trading day in real time. The index was started in 1984 with a base of 1,000. See also FTSE Actuaries All-Share Index.Stock Exchange indices are designed to give investors an idea of the general movement of the stock markets and its overall value. By comparing the performance of their own portfolios with the performance of one of the Stock Exchange indices, investors can see how well they have done from a comparative point of view. In particular they can see whether they would have been better off putting their money in an index tracker fund.The main sub-indices of the FTSE Actuaries All-Share are:FTSE 100: the 100 largest quoted companies in the UKFTSE MID 250: the next largest 250 companiesFTSE A 350: combination of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250FTSE Smallcap: the remaining companies listed in the FTSE Actuaries All-Share indexFTSE A Fledgling: companies too small to qualify for the FTSE All-ShareFTSE AIM: companies trading on the Alternative Investment MarketTechMark: index of companies primarily involved in technologyThe companies in the FTSE Actuaries All-Share Index are also divided into 7 main industrial groupings:Mineral extractionGeneral industrialConsumer goodsServicesUtilitiesFinancialsInvestment trustsThese categories are divided further into 37 subcategories.
Lehman Brothers Government or Corporate Bond IndexLehman Brothers Government or Corporate Bond Index
A benchmark index made up of the Lehman Brothers® Government and Corporate Bond indexes, including U.S. government Treasury and agency securities as well as corporate and Yankee bonds.
Retail price indexRetail price index
An index of the prices of a basket of consumer goods and services used to measure the rate of inflation.
Morgan Stanley Capital International Emerging Markets Global IndexMorgan Stanley Capital International Emerging Markets Global Index
A market capitalization-weighted benchmark index made up of equities from 29 developing countries.
EAFE indexEAFE index
See: European Australian and Far East index
Further SuggestionsIndex tracker mortgage
Lehman Brothers Government Bond Index
Hang Seng index
TSE 300 (Toronto Stock Exchange 100 index)
Stock index option
Present Value Index (PVI)
Stratified sampling approach to indexing
Stock index swap
index linked term assurance
Capitalization Weighted Index
Capital International Indexes
Salomon Brothers World Equity Index (SBWEI)
FTSE A 350 Index
Standard & Poors SmallCap 600 Index
Morgan Stanley REIT Index
Index and Option Market (IOM)
Tokyo Stock Price Index
Single index model