The Importance of Understanding a Stock Index… This concept is more important than ever, so I wanted to update this post I wrote a few years back, and make a video showing you how easy it is to look up the performance of the s&p500 stock index. Do you ever miss the forest for the […]
Recently I have been writing about an important term for financial women; stock market indexes. Before you convince yourself this is just another boring topic, let’s take a look at why indexes are important and how they are similar to wardrobes. Indexes measure the performance of almost every traditional investment, so they have to be important.
Do you ever miss the forest for the trees? I do this a lot. For example, I will plan on cleaning out my email inbox in half an hour and I will end up focusing the entire time on one email response that is time intensive. Similarly, it is easy to get caught up in learning the smaller aspects of investing instead of first focusing on the forest first.
As most stock market investors know, the indexes are up significantly from the bottom that occurred this time last year. As of this morning, the S&P index was up 65%, while the Nasdaq index was up 83% over the low last March! What does that mean? I’ll be writing more about the stock market indexes […]