Calculating the Risk of a Security

Calculating the Return of Indices

Popular stock indices that can help us understand financial markets

Top US Market indices

– S&P 500
500 largest listed companies
Diverse constituency
Market-cap-weighted
True approximation of the US stock market

– Dow Jones Industrial Average
30 large public stocks
one of the historically oldest indices
equally weighted
NOT a true representation of the US stock market

– NASDAQ
Grouped securities
IT companies
Rate of return of tech stocks

Other countries
– FTSE (UK)
– DAX 30 (Germany)
– NIKKEI (Japan)
– Shanghai Stock Exchange (China)

Global indices
– MSCI
Includes stocks from all developed markets in the world.

Calculating the Rate of Return of a Portfolio

Calculating a Security’s Rate of Return

Python Tools

Adjusted Closing Price

Adjusted Closing Price
http://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/adjusted_closing_price.asp

How do I calculate the adjusted closing price for a stock?
http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/06/adjustedclosingprice.asp

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