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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.
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A statistical measure of the value of a certain portfolio of securities. The portfolio may be for a certain class of security, a certain industry, or may include the most important securities in a given market, among other options. The value of an index increases when the aggregate value of the underlying securities increases, and decreases when the aggregate value decreases. An index may track stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and any other security or investment vehicle, including other indices. An index's value may be weighted; for example, securities with higher prices or greater market capitalization may affect the index's value more than others. One of the most prominent examples of an index is the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which is weighted for price and tracks 30 stocks important in American markets.
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The relative value of a variable in comparison with itself on a different date. Many security price indicators such as the Standard & Poor's series and the New York Stock Exchange series are constructed as indexes. Also called stock index. See also base period.


To adjust a variable by a selected measure of relative value. For example, it has been proposed that an investor's basis on a security be indexed for changes in consumer prices so that only real increases in value will be taxed. Also called tax indexing. See also subindex.
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An index reports changes up or down, usually expressed as points and as a percentage, in a specific financial market, in a number of related markets, or in an economy as a whole.

Each index -- and there are a large number of them -- measures the market or economy it tracks from a specific starting point. That point might be as recent as the previous day or many years in the past.

For those reasons, indexes are often used as performance benchmarks against which to measure the return of investments that resemble those tracked by the index.

A market index may be calculated arithmetically or geometrically. That's one reason two indexes tracking similar markets may report different results. Further, some indexes are weighted and others are not.

Weighting means giving more significance to some elements in the index than to others. For example, a market capitalization weighted index is more influenced by price changes in the stock of its largest companies than by price changes in the stock of its smaller companies.

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(1) A statistical indicator that measures changes in the economy in general or in particular areas.An example is the cost-of-living index.(2) A reference point against which measurements are taken for purposes of making future adjustments.An adjustable-rate mortgage might begin with an interest rate of 6 percent and provide that it will increase or decrease in a like percentage as the increase or decrease between today's quoted price for 10-year U.S.Treasury bonds and the price on the loan's annual anniversary date.We would say that 10-year T-bonds are the index.

Some leading loan indices include

• Wall Street Journal prime
• Federal discount rate
• Fed funds rate
• 11th District Cost of Funds
• 10-year Treasuries
• One-year LIBOR

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A bibliometric analysis of highly cited papers from India in Science Citation Index Expanded.
Part of the Web of Science Core Collection, the Book Citation Index is one of the largest citation databases covering books in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
It was announced in April 2017 that it is adding Emerging Sources Citation Index with 1.5 million records.
It is worth mentioning that the RG users express reservations about its unclear and ambiguous features such as the journal impact factor, researchers' impact points and the RG score.4 For instance, impact factor on RG is different from the impact factor mentioned in a journal's website because the impact factor on RG is based on its own records of the citation counts from the work published in a journal without considering any indexation database (such as Science Citation Index Expanded) into account.
Editorial: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Pannonica et Adriatica accepted for coverage in Thomson Reuters' Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).
Al ser una publicacion indexada en Science Citation Index, permite la publicacion de articulos de calidad destinados a la consecucion de una tesis doctoral.
Introduced by Thomson Reuters in 2012 as a, "Single point of access to quality research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world" [1], the Data Citation Index (DCI) is a searchable collection of data sets and data studies from a select list of repositories.
As of 22.06.2015, there are 363 journals indexed by the Turkish Citation Index (4).
En la actualidad, la Revista se encuentra indizada en diversas en bases de datos, directorios y catalogos, entre ellos, Publindex (Categoria A2), SciELO, SciELO Citation Index, Lilacs, Lat-index, Ebsco, Proquest, Revivec, CABI, DOAJ, Periodica, Ulrich Web, Dialnet, Gale Thomson, Reporte Academico y la Biblioteca del Instituto de Biotecnologia Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Ashraf is HEC distinguished national professor with hindex of 42, total journal impact factor over 565 and Science Citation Index (SCI) over 8700 being highest among all national experimental scientists.
Sher and Eugene Garfield to help select journals for the new Science Citation Index. The JIF was developed to allow for smaller yet important journals with highly specialized topics to be considered alongside journals with a larger number of publications or citations.