Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index

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Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index

A capitalization-weighted index that tracks as many stocks being traded in the United States as possible. It tracks all stocks traded on the NYSE, American Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and any other stock for which data is easily available. Thus, despite its name, it is usually tracking more than 5,000 stocks. It is the broadest index in the United States. The Wilshire 5000 is subdivided into four indices: one for large-cap, one for mid-cap, one for small-cap, and one for micro-cap stocks.

Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index

A very comprehensive market-capitalization-weighted index composed of over 6,500 stocks. Stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange represent approximately 77% of the value of the index. The Wilshire 5000 included 5,000 stocks when it was created in 1974 but has since been expanded. Wilshire Associates calculates numerous other indexes, including the Wilshire 4500, which excludes stocks composing the S&P 500.
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It is believed that the day's loss knocked out approximately USD1.2tn in market value, the first post-USD1tn day ever, according to a drop in the Dow Jones Wilshire 5000.
More than 80% of mutual funds and money managers fail to outperform the averages such as the S&P 500, Wilshire 5000 and Morgan Stanley emerging markets index--in almost any critical period analyzed.
have increased since the beginning of the year, as measured by three broad indexes: The S&P 500 has risen 9.8%, the Dow Jones 7.5%, and the Wilshire 5000 11.0%.
Portfolios also can be designed to mirror the Dow Midcap 400 and the Wilshire 5000. Passive portfolios are actively monitored and managed as necessary to achieve all elements of a specially designed investment protocol.
That number -- as a percentage of the value of the broad Wilshire 5000 stock market index -- was equal to 18 percent, compared to just 12 percent two years earlier.
"We have a foot race every year called the Wilshire 5000 and the main objective was always to beat Dennis because he was always one of the top runners," he says.
For example, indexing the Wilshire 5000 (an index of all regularly traded exchange-listed shares that now includes about 7,600 stocks) for U.S.
Created in 1974, the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index consists of more than 7,000 companies and tracks the returns of practically all publicly traded domestic stocks.
Figure 3 Annual Returns and Volatilities (12-month holding periods; last holding period: June 2000) Mean Annual Return 3-Years 5-Years 10-Years Wilshire 5000 23.8% 24.6% 17.8% S&P 500 25.3% 26.2% 18.5% Corporate Bonds 7.2% 8.6% 9.4% Government Bonds 7.2% 8.2% 8.8% Cash (3-month Treasuries) 5.1% 5.1% 5.1% U.S.
The Wilshire 5000 dropped 6.45 percent, or 860.30 points to 12,475.14.
Predicted Risk Adjusted Relative Performance Over the Next 3 to 6 Months (Data compiled December 2, 1998) Standard & Poor's 500 Index 13.3% New York Stock Exchange Composite Index 0 NASDAQ Composite Index -0.7% Wilshire 5000 Index -2.1% Willamette Valley Vineyards (WVVI) -4.4% Robert Mondavi Corp.
He has expanded his recommendation from holding the S&P 500 index to holding the Wilshire 5000 plus index funds of international issues.