What is the index?
The stock market index is a value that contains certain stocks and is the result of calculating these stocks with different weights. The weight of each feeler in the index value varies.
The most active stock market indexes in terms of transaction volume in the world are Dow Jones, Nasdaq, S & P500, Ftse and Xetra Dax. In Turkey, there are more than one index under the Istanbul Stock Exchange. The types of indices / indexes that the most transactions are realized in stock exchange Istanbul; BİST 100 index, BİST 30 index and BİST Banking index.
Stock market indices are calculated according to the weights of the shares held.For example; In the Dow Jones 30 index, there are 30 active stocks. Some of these shares; Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Pfizer, et al. The shares in the index are revised with certain periods, and the addition of indexes or additions of indexes is carried out.