Opening of the Swiss Market on March 15

Opening of the Swiss Market on March 15

This year, the markets have experienced constant volatility. (Infobase)

Beginning of the continuation day for the Swiss marketwhich begins on Wednesday March 15 with a variation of the 0.09%until the 10,707.28 points, after opening. If we compare the data with the previous days, the Swiss market The meaning of the previous result changes, when it marked an increase of 1.24%, showing in recent dates a lack of stability in the result.

In the past seven days, the Swiss market records a decrease of 2.88%so that year-on-year it still maintains a decline 11.23%. He Swiss market is located at 6.37% below its maximum this year (11,435.99 points) and a 0.71% above its minimum valuation for the current year (10,632.05 points).

a stock market index It is an indicator used to show the evolution of the value of a certain set of assets.for which it collects data from various companies or sectors of a market fragment.

These indicators are mainly used by the stock markets of different countries of the world and each of them can be integrated by companies with specific requirements like having a similar market capitalization or belonging to the same industry, similarly, some indexes only consider a handful of stocks to determine their value or others that consider hundreds of stocks.

Stock indices serve as indicator of confidence in stock market, business confidence, health of national and global economy and stock investment performance and shares of an entity. If investors are not confident, stock prices tend to fall.

They are also working to measure the performance of an asset manager and they allow investors to have comparisons between profitability and risk; measure the opportunities of a financial asset or create portfolios.

These types of indicators began to be used at the end of the 19th century after the journalist Charles H. Dow. To see carefully how company stocks tended to rise or fall together in price, he therefore created two indices: one that contained the 20 largest railroad companies (since that was the largest industry at the time), as well as 12 shares of other types of companies

Today in humanity there are various indices and they can be grouped according to their geography, their sectors, the size of the company or also the type of assetFor example, the U.S. Nasdaq index is made up of the 100 largest companies with broad technology connections such as Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Alphabet (GOOG), Tesla ( TSLA), Nvidia (NVDA), PayPal (PYPL), Comcast (CMCSA), Adobe (ADBE).

Each stock index has its own calculation method, but the main component is the market capitalization of each company that incorporates it. This is obtained by multiplying the daily value of the share in the corresponding stock market by the total number of shares outstanding in the market.

Listed companies are required to present a balance sheet of its composition. This report must be published every three or six months, as the case may be.

Reading a stock market index also requires analyzing its evolution over time. New indices always appear with a fixed value based on stock prices on their start date, but not everyone follows this method. Therefore, it may seem misleading.

If one index increases by 500 points in one day, while another adds only 20, it may seem that the first has outperformed. However, if the first started the day at 30,000 points and the other at 300, we can assume that in percentage terms the gains of the second were more remarkable.

Between the major US stock indices is the Dow Jones Industrial Average, better known as the Dow Jonesof which 30 companies are part., the S&P500, which includes 500 of the largest companies on the New York Stock Exchange. Finally, the Nasdaq 100which includes 100 of the largest non-financial companies.

On the other hand, the most important indices of Europe are the Euro Stoxx 50, which covers the 50 largest companies in the euro area. Also DAX 30, the main German index containing the most important companies of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange; there FTSE100 the London Stock Exchange; he CAC 40 of the Paris Stock Exchange; and the IBEX 35of the Spanish stock exchange.

In the asian continentthe main stock market indices are the Nikki 225, made up of the 225 largest companies on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Also SSE composite index, which is listed as the most notable in China, consisting of the most important companies on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The same role played by the Hang Seung Index in Hong Kong and the KOSPI in South Korea.

As it concerns the Latin American regionyou have the IPCwhich contains the 35 most prestigious companies on the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV). At least a third of them are part of the estate of tycoon Carlos Slim.

Another is the Bovespa, composed of the 50 most important companies of the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange; he Merval from Argentina; he IPSA From Chile; he MSCI COLCAP Columbia; he IBC of Caracas, made up of 6 companies from Venezuela.

Similarly, there are other types of global stock indices such as the MSCI Latin Americawhich includes the 137 most important companies from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

Likewise, there is MSCI World, which brings together 1,600 companies from 23 developed countries; he MSCI Emerging Markets, made up of more than 800 companies from developing countries; and the S&P Global 100made up of the 100 most powerful multinational corporations on the entire planet.

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