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Basic Question 1 of 8

Which stock market index is most commonly quoted?

A. S&P 500 Index
B. Value Line Average
C. Dow Jones Composite Average
D. Dow Jones Industrial Average
E. Wilshire Equity Index

User Contributed Comments 16

User Comment
blueberries Can someone explain that?
magicchip whats to explain? It's the index most widely quoted.
cong Watch the news!
DonAnd lol!
JakeZ lol!!!
Jurrens I fell like the S&P is used more often than the DJIA, especially with benchmarking and describing the market.
thekobe Im not in the US and I know that DJIA is the most widely quoted
dipu617 Yeah.... I'm not in the US either but I have been hearing the name of DJIA since I was a kid, though I had no idea what it was. :-)
endurance I just guess that DJIA is deeply inherited and for the public, while the S&P500 is widely used in the investment community
johntan1979 Unfortunate, isn't it, when it only represents 30 companies vs 500 companies?
gill15 Blueberries is gonna have a tough time passing this exam.
ldfrench At least in recent years, it seems as though the S&P is used and quoted way more often than DJIA.
leon121 agree with @ldfrench. S&P 500 is the craze these days. with its double digit returns. at least here in the U.S.
stevo I follow S&P far more than dow, interesting...
ascruggs92 Interesting, I pay attention to the S&P 500 more, as does everyone else I know that works in finance. However, now that I think about it, those idiots on CNBC always talk about the Dow, as if a 30 stock, price-weighted index is actually a good determinant of the broader market.
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describe types of equity indexes

describe types of fixed-income indexes

describe indexes representing alternative investments

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