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What Are the Three Major Stock Indexes?

What Are the Three Major Stock Indexes?

The three most widely followed indexes in the U.S. are the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq Composite.

  • The Standard and Poor's 500 Index is an index of 500 large cap common stocks that represent all different sectors of the market.
  • The NASDAQ 100 index is the third major stock index. This index is composed of the largest 100 companies that trade on the NASDAQ exchange excluding financials.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a stock market index that tracks 30 large, publicly-owned blue-chip companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq.


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