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Stock Indices use a portfolio of representative companies (usually spanning major industries) to reflect the status of the whole stock market. There are basically three kinds: global, regional and national. Global indices include companies regardless of where they are traded. Regional indices include companies from a certain region and national indices include companies from a specific nation. Stock Indices are used to get an indication of the market's overall direction. Some analysts use them as a barometer of the underlying economy.

Indices can be comprised of tens to hundreds of stocks and each index calculates the weighted average differently. Some weigh the stocks equally (equal weighting), others take company size into account (capitalization weighting) and others use a hybrid method (modified capitalization weighting). Stock Indices are tradable entities themselves. A currency index is a measure of the value of a specific currency relative to other select currencies. Indices like the US Dollar Index or the Euro Currency Index are used to gauge the strength of those respective currencies.


S&P 500
The Standard&Poor's Index
Nasdaq 100
Index of the 100 non-financial companies listed on NASDAQ
Dow 30
The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index
Russell 2000
S&P/TSX Composite
The Bovespa Index of the 50 Brazilian companies
Index of the 30 major German companies
FTSE 100
Index of the 100 listed UK companies
Euro Stoxx 50
Index of the 50 European blue-chip companies
CAC 40
CAC 40
Index of the 35 most liquid Spanish stocks
Swiss 20
Swiss 20
Nikkei 225
The Nikkei Stock Average Index
Hang Seng
Hang Seng
S&P/ASX 200
S&P/ASX Index of Australian Listed Shares
Index of the 50 listed India companies
Shanghai Composite
NicTrades NicTrades PRO BUND, D,
BUND: Bund bearish ABCD rally and bear flag.
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Bund bearish ABCD rally and bear flag.

The rally from the 07 July low has reached the bearish ABCD measured move objective at 162.67. This is also the 200 day MA and strong resistance. The topping pattern and bearish price action suggest a reversal here and downtrend resumption. The rally from 07 July looks like a bear flag and a break down has a target of 157.20

lukeleggett lukeleggett PRO BUND, 60, Short ,
BUND: bund showing signs of sell off
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BUND, 60 Short
bund showing signs of sell off

tweezer tops and bearish engulfing, missed this first time round and the tweezers on point 2, am going with the market here for a sell to break this bottem

theforexportal theforexportal PRO SPX, M, Short ,
SPX: Potential 2486 Fibonacci top on SPX500
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SPX, M Short
Potential 2486 Fibonacci top on SPX500

Some months ago I suggested that there could be sellers of the SPX500 at 2486 (area). This was a technical suggestion based on a Fib. projection as shown. We are edging ever closer to this level. It seems highly likely we'll see a move away from this highly significant level but whether we see a mini collapse in the index remains to be seen. RSI studies are ...

tradersz tradersz PRO DXY, 3M, Short ,
DXY: usdx short
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DXY, 3M Short
usdx short

looking for usdx to take out 91.90 next

DXY: DXY Weekly: US Dollar into a critical range.
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DXY Weekly: US Dollar into a critical range.

The strength of the USDollar DXY is looked at from a Weekly perspective. It represents the strength of USD against 6 other currencies. 1. There is a broad band of possible fragile support. 2. The 200 EMA is some indication of probability for the north or resistance to moving far further south of it. However this is not a prediction. 3. Notably the RSI on this ...

XiNiaN XiNiaN PRO SPX500, 60,
SPX500: SP500, daily entry long started
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SPX500, 60
SP500, daily entry long started

S&P500 Index- ADX / ADM - TS V. 2.9 - Intraday Levels for 19/07/2017 ADM - Average Daily Movement - Intraday Levels Entry on close 1H (hourly candle) ... if exceeded the indicated level LONG if> 2466,170 TP1 = 2472,183 TP2 = 2478,063 TP3 = 2490,089 Stop Loss = 2455,050 SHORT if <2455,050 TP1 = 2449.037 TP2 = 2443.157 TP3 = 2431,131 Stop Loss = 2466,170

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Why has the relationship between inflation and unemployment reversed in recent times? (Phillips curve) - 1. 1980s vs 2017 - Expansion in govt and consumer credit, economic boom, demographics 2. unemployment manipulation/ part time, participation rate 4pts lower 63 vs 67. 3. Servicing debt rather than consuming more goods/ services - wage v debt differential 4. ...

Trading_Jazz Trading_Jazz PRO AUS200, D,
AUS200: (Daily) Will the Shark feed the 200 ?
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AUS200, D
(Daily) Will the Shark feed the 200 ? Safe Trades;

tradersz tradersz PRO DXY, 3M, Short ,
DXY: USDX short term idea
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DXY, 3M Short
USDX short term idea

if usdx move back into weekly range...expecting it to drop to 97.60 as target

narnyanan narnyanan PRO GER30, 60,
GER30: short scenario
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GER30, 60
short scenario

wait for it

lukeleggett lukeleggett PRO UK100, 60, Long ,
UK100: support level in ftse?
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UK100, 60 Long
support level in ftse?

market pouring off here, feeding inititally off the 4hr supply at end of june, break below 7355 could lead to a low of 7300, interesting to see if this holds and re-enters back up to the 7400 area

narnyanan narnyanan PRO UK100, D,
UK100: possibly soon
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UK100, D
possibly soon


lukeleggett lukeleggett PRO GER30, 60, Short ,
GER30: after sell off a small relief rally up?
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GER30, 60 Short
after sell off a small relief rally up?

dax has broken its weekly trendline and sell off followed smashing through levels making me think that the 12000 level is nearing in the following weeks. with such a big sell off a rebound back to the low of the previous range at 12305 is somewhere i want to be testing short play. to me there is a gap in profile to fill downwards in the dax making me think that ...

SaeedRehman SaeedRehman UK100, D, Short ,
UK100: UK100 - Daily - Short
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UK100, D Short
UK100 - Daily - Short

Market seems exhausted and has signalled ( to me anyway) that this is coming down. Targets & stops are set. £1000 per trade.

adatherton adatherton PRO CAC, D, Long ,
CAC: $CAC40 gap filled
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CAC, D Long
$CAC40 gap filled

Expect a rebound Monday.

adatherton adatherton PRO GER30*EURUSD, 60, Long ,
GER30*EURUSD: DAX in USD ranging
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GER30*EURUSD, 60 Long
DAX in USD ranging

Meaning that DAX will rally if $EURUSD (at resistance and overbought) retreats

casanowak casanowak GER30, D, Long ,
GER30: DAX30 Possible long, 12670 Target
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GER30, D Long
DAX30 Possible long, 12670 Target

Possible long in DAX30 as reversal of short till 12.200, trend channel. Short in EURUSD required

evert.tracks evert.tracks SPX500, M,
SPX500: SPX500 aiming for 2500? (Monthly)
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SPX500, M
SPX500 aiming for 2500? (Monthly)

Let's zoom out and have a look at long-term horizon of the SPX500... It's still in a upwards move with Higher-High's and Higher-Low's however June closed with a pin-bar. Could this be the end for the Bulls and are Bears lurking around the corner?! The 20/50 EMA are not touching at the moment and the June pin-bar closed higher (green) ... I think it's aiming ...

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