What is the difference between S&P 500, Dow Jones, and Nasdaq

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by purple99x

 

Nasdaq is an actual marketplace/exchange. It is like the New York Stock Exchange.

S&P500 is a group of 500 mostly large company stocks from the NYSE and Nasdaq. It just tracks price changes for that basket of stocks.

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Dow Jones is a group of 30 mostly large company stocks from the NYSE and Nasdaq. It’s just like the S&P500 but covers less market breadth because it’s only 30 companies instead of 500.

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Nasdaq can also refer to the index, which is what you hear in the media. That’s just a method of price tracking all the stocks listed on just the Nasdaq exchange.

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