Featuring over 200 indices, the Dow Jones Global Indices give chartists the power to cover the world. These indices can be divided into four different areas: market-cap segments, geographic regions, countries and sectors. Dow Jones further distinguishes some of these indices by providing total return data.
Symbol Group: Dow Jones Global Indices Publisher: S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC Update Frequency: Intraday or end-of-day (EOD) Online Source: www.djindexes.com Current Symbols: Catalog link
Size Segments: Any index focusing on the broad market, small-cap stocks, mid-cap stocks or large-cap stocks (world large-cap index, world small-cap index, etc.)
Geographic Regions: Any index that focuses on a particular region of the world (Europe, Latin America, Asia, etc.)
Countries: Any index that focuses on a specific country (Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, etc.)
Sectors: Any index that focuses on a specific economic sector (finance, technology, utilities, etc.)
Some of these indices have the words “total return” in their name. A total return index includes any distributions, such as dividends, to provide a more realistic picture of investor return.
Intraday data is available for some of these indices, but others are updated after the close with end-of-day data (EOD). Indices based in the Far East tend to be end-of-day (EOD). Indices based in Europe tend to have intraday data. Check the symbol catalog and name for the update frequency. Names with ”(EOD)” are updated after the market close.
Click here for a current list and to see the starting date for these symbols. The example above shows a partial list of symbols. Note that the starting dates are shown in the symbol catalog under the “first data point” column.
Users can find symbols for DJ Global Indices by searching for “dow and jones -US -UBS -highs -lows -advances -dma -sector -average -portfolio” in the symbol catalog (without quotations). The “and” ensures that the term is required. A minus sign in front of a word (-highs) ensures that the term is excluded.