Top 5 Stock Market Indices Around the World

Published : 21 June 2023


The NASDAQ is one of the most important US indices.  The index consists of 103 shares of 100 high-tech US mid- and large-cap companies that are traded on the Nasdaq market system. These are primarily Internet-holding companies, electronics manufacturers, and software developers.

2. S&P 500

The S&P 500 Index is one of the most important stock indices in the United States. The index is made up of 505 shares of the 500 largest companies in the United States. They account for roughly 80% of the total capitalization of the US market.

3. Hang Seng Index

The Hang Seng Index is the main index of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and one of the most powerful in Southeast Asia. Hang Seng accounts for approximately 65% of the total market capitalization of the stock market.

4. FTSE 100

The Financial Times Stock Exchange is the most important index in the United Kingdom. It consists of one hundred shares with the highest market capitalization on the London Stock Exchange. The index includes companies from more than 150 different countries.

5.Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow Jones index is now an indicator of the dynamics of the US industrial sector. It is also one of the most important economic indicators in the United States. The Dow consists of 30 large companies (blue chips) that are listed on US stock exchange markets and are weighted by their prices.