This course provides an introduction to indexes. You will learn what an index is, how it is used, and how index constituents are selected. We will discuss what it means for an index to be float-adjusted, as well as how index values are calculated, and how those values are used to calculate performance.
What is an index?
What is a market cap-weighted index?
How are index values calculated?
The Main Goals: Traders’ Academy Students Can: Understand how index values are calculated Learn how those values are used to calculate performance Discover why index values vary widely across indexes and index providers Learn the difference between price return and total return index values