The DAX (Deutscher Aktien IndeX, formerly Deutscher Aktien-Index (German stock index)) is a blue chip stock market index consisting of the 30 major German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The DAX index includes stocks such as Adidas, Deutsche Bank and Bayer.
Trading Hours: Mon - Fri 07:15-15:30 GMT
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price-weighted average of 30 stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq. The DJIA was invented by Charles Dow in 1896. The DJIA includes companies such as General Electric, Disney, Exxon and Microsoft.
Trading Hours: Mon - Fri 13:40-20:00
The FTSE 100 Index is the share index of the top 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. The FTSE includes some very large international companies and corporations such as HSBC, British Petroleum (BP), Unilever and Vodafone.
The FTSE is known as a Global Index as it carries great weight with many investors that follow its rates closely. It is known around the world by several names including FTSE, FTSE 100 or its informal name The “Footsie”.
Trading Hours: Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:30 GMT
Reuters Code : .FTSE
Expiry Rule : Reuters Last Rate
The Hang Seng Index is often referred to in its abbreviated version HSI, is the main indicator of the overall market performance of the Hong Kong market as it tracks and records the daily changes in the prices of shares of the largest companies on the Hong Kong Stock Market.
The HSI has been in use since 1969 and is compiled by HIS Services Limited, a subsidiary of Hang Seng Bank, the largest bank in Hong Kong in terms of market capitalization.
Trading Hours Mon - Fri 01:15 - 08:00
Reuters Code : .HSI
Expiry Rule : Reuters Last Rate
The IBEX 35 is part of the Iberia Index and it’s the leading stock market index of the Bolsa de Madrid, Spain’s leading stock exchange. It is a market capitalization weighted index including the most liquid 35 Spanish stocks traded on the Madrid Stock Exchange General Index. The list of 35 stocks is reviewed and amended biannually.
The index was initiated in 1992 and it is administered and calculated by Sociedad de Bolsa, a subsidiary of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME), which is the company that operates Spain’s securities markets, including Bolsa de Madrid. The trading of options and futures contracts on the IBEX 35 is administered by MEFF (Mercado Español de Futuros Financieros), also a subsidiary of BME.
Trading Hours: Mon - Fri 07:45-16:30 GMT
The NIFTY, or in its full name the CNX Nifty 50, is the benchmark index of the India’s equity market from the National Stock Exchange of India. The index is owned and managed by India Index Services & Products (IISL), which is India’s first company to specialize and promote the index as its main product.
NIFTY combines the top 50 companies in 22 different sectors of the Indian economy which provides investors and traders insight to the Indian market in a single portfolio. It provides 29.70% weight to the financial services, 0.73% weight t industrial manufacturing and no weight to the agricultural sector.
Trading Hours: Mon - Fri 01:45-8:00
The Nikkie 225 Index, is also known as the Nikkei Stock Average or Nikkei. It is the main stock market index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). From 1975 until 1985 it was known as the "Nikkei Dow Jones Stock Average" because much like the Dow Jones Industrial Average, it is the most used average of Japanese stocks.
The Nikkei is calculated by a leading Japanese daily newspaper; the Nihon Keizai Shimbun ever since 1950 and the stocks that make up the index are reviewed annually and revealed each September, with any required changes being implemented at the beginning of October.
Trading Hours : Mon - Fri 00:15-02:30 & 03:40-06:00 GMT
The Russian Trading System (RTS) was a stock market established in 1995 in Moscow, consolidating various regional trading floors into one exchange. Originally RTS was modeled on NASDAQ's trading and settlement software; in 1998 the exchange went on line with its own in-house system. Initially created as a non-profit organization, it was transformed into a joint-stock company.In 2011 MICEX merged with RTS creating Moscow Exchange.Trading Hours: Mon - Fri 08:30-14:30 GMT
Saudi Stock Exchange or Tadawul is the only stock exchange in Saudi Arabia. It is supervised by the Capital Market Authority. The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) reached its highest point at 20,634.86 on 25 February 2006. It lists 156 publicly traded companies (as of September 2, 2012). Trading Hours: Sun - Wed 8:10-12:20 GMT
The Tel Aviv 25 index is most commonly referred to as TA-25 is a main index on the Israeli stock market. It is generated by the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and is comprised of the 25 largest companies in the Tel Aviv 100 (TA-100) Index.
The TA-25 was first published in 1992 under the name “MA’OF Index” and was started from a base level of 100. The index serves as a financial instrument for Index-linked certificates, Reverse Certificates, options and futures trade on the TA Stock Exchange and worldwide.
Trading Hours: Sun - Fri 07:00-13:30
The Dubai Financial Market is a stock exchange located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was founded on March 26, 2000.There are about 57 companies listed (as of August 2007) on DFM, most of them are UAE-based companies and a few dual listings for companies based in other MENA region countries.During 2004 and 2005, there were significant increases in the volume of shares traded and the share prices of many companies. However, towards the end of 2005 and through the first few months of 2006 the bubble burst and share values dropped by around 60% on DFM, along with similar decreases in most other Persian Gulf stock markets.
Trading Hours: Sun - Thu 6:30-9:50 GMT
Tokyo Stock Price Index is commonly known as TOPIX is a leading stock market index in for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) and together with the Nikkei 225 Index is a key index for Japanese stocks and shares.
The index is calculated by the TSE ever since its establishment in 1969 and tracks the prices of companies listed on the First Section of the TSE. Currently there are over 1600 companies listed in the First Section of the TSE and the market value for the index in 2011 was 197.4 Trillion Yen.
Component stocks in the TOPIX Core 30 and the TOPIX Large 70
Trading Hours: Mon - Fri 00:15-02:30 & 03:40-06:00 GMT
The NASDAQ Stock Market, commonly known as the NASDAQ, is an American stock exchange. It is the second-largest exchange in the U.S. and world by market capitalization and trading volume. The exchange platform is owned by The NASDAQ OMX Group, which also owns the OMX stock market network and several other US stock and options exchanges.
Trading Hours: Mon - Fri 15:00-19:00 GMT
The S&P 500, or the Standard & Poor's 500, is an American stock market index based on the market capitalizations of 500 large companies having common stock listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ. The S&P 500 index components and their weightings are determined by S&P Dow Jones Indices. It differs from other U.S. stock market indices, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the Nasdaq Composite index, because of its diverse constituency and weighting methodology. It is one of the most commonly followed equity indices, and many consider it one of the best representations of the U.S. stock market, and a bellwether for the U.S. economy.
Trading Hours: Mon - Fri 13:40-20:00 GMT