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Market index

Market measure that consists of weighted values of the components that make up certain list of companies. A stock market tracks the performance of certain stocks by weighting them according to their prices and the number of outstanding shares by a particular formula.

Stock Index

A group of stocks put together in a standardized way to provide a useful window into a sector or market's performance at a glance. That is, a stock index groups together a certain list of stocks and usually takes an average of their prices so as to provide an idea of how the industry or market represented in the stock index is doing. Very often, stock indices are weighted to prevent a few data points from overwhelming it. For example, the S&P 500 is weighted according to market capitalization, while the DJIA is weighted for price.

market index

See averages.
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The co-branded bond market index is another effort by UBL funds to introduce new investment ideas in Pakistans capital markets.
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In addition, options are traded on nine broad market indexes -- The Hong Kong Option Index(sm) (HKO), the Japan Index (JPN), the Major Market Index (XMI), the XMI LEAPS (R) Index (XLT), the S&P MidCap 400 Index and MidCap LEAPS (R) (MID), the Institutional Index (XII), the EUROTOP 100 Index (EUR) and the Morgan Stanley Cyclical (CYC) and Consumer (CMR) Indexes -- as well as nine industry-based indexes -- the Oil Index (XOI), the Computer Technology Index (XCI) The Pharmaceutical Index (DRG), The DRG LEAPS (R) Index (DGL), The Biotechnology Index (BTK), The BTK LEAPS (R) Index (BKL), The North American Telecommunications Index (XTC), the Natural Gas Index (XNG) and the Securities Broker/Dealer Index (XBD).
In addition, options are traded on eight broad market indexes - - the Major Market Index (XMI), the XMI LEAPS (R) Index (XLT), the S&P MidCap 400 Index and MidCap LEAPS (R) (MID), the Institutional Index (XII), the Japan Index (JPN), the EUROTOP 100 Index (EUR) and the Morgan Stanley Cyclical (CYC) and Consumer (CMR) Indexes -- as well as seven industry-based indexes -- the Oil Index (XOI), the Computer Technology Index (XCI) The Pharmaceutical Index (DRG), the DRG LEAPS (R) Index (DGL), The Biotechnology Index (BTK), the BTK LEAPS (R) Index (BKL), and The North American Telecommunications Index (XTC).
The Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the District Court, finding that ISE's creating, listing, trading, and clearing of options on the shares of exchange traded funds that track the performance of stock market indexes does not constitute misappropriation of the stock market index owners' intellectual property or unfair competition, and that ISE's use of the SPDR(R) and DIAMONDS(R) trademarks in listing those options does not constitute trademark infringement or dilution.
In addition, options are traded on eight broad market indexes -- the Major Market Index (XMI), the XMI LEAPS(R) Index (XLT), the S&P MidCap 400 Index and MidCap LEAPS(R) (MID), the Institutional Index (XII), the Japan Index (JPN), the EUROTOP 100 Index (EUR) and the Morgan Stanley Cyclical (CYC) and Consumer (CMR) Indexes -- as well as seven industry-based indexes -- the Oil Index (XOI), the Computer Technology Index (XCI), The Pharmaceutical Index (DRG), the DRG LEAPS(R) Index (DGL), The Biotechnology Index (BTK), the BTK LEAPS(R) Index (BKL), and The North American Telecommunications Index (XTC).
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