With Steve is special guest, Sheryl Moore, indexed insurance product icon and creator of LifeSpecs, the number one industry due diligence software for financial professionals and carrier product design teams.
Domestic Indices: S&P 500, NASDAQ- 100, DJIA, Russell 2000, Barclay's, Small Cap 400, S&P Mid Cap 400, S&P GSCI, PIMCO. iShares Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index—a bond fund that seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the total United States investment grade bond market, as defined by the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. NASDAQ—National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation. The automated quotation system for the Over-the-Counter (OTC) market, showing current bid-ask prices for thousands of stocks. NASDAQ-100—a modified capitalization-weighted stock market index of 100 of the largest non-financial companies listed on the NASDAQ. PIMCO U.S. Advantage Index—a comprehensive U.S. bond market index, offering exposure to interest rate swaps, inflation-protected securities, investment-grade corporate bonds, and securitized instruments such as mortgage-backed securities. S&P MidCap 400 Index—an index that provides investors with a benchmark for mid-sized companies. The index covers over 7% of the U.S. equity market, and seeks to remain an accurate measure of mid-sized companies, reflecting the risk and return characteristics of the broader mid-cap universe on an on-going basis. S&P 500 Composite Index (S&P 500)—market value index of stock market activity covering 500 leading stocks. S&P GSCI—formerly the "Goldman Sachs Commodity Index," this index serves as a benchmark for investment in the commodity markets and as a measure of commodity performance over time.
Foreign Indices: Euro Stoxx 50, FTSE 100, Nikkei 225, MSCI EAFE, Hang Seng, MSCI ACWI. iShares MSCI ACWI Index—a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging markets. The MSCI ACWI consists of 45 country indices comprising 24 developed and 21 emerging market country indices. The developed market country indices included are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The emerging market country indices included are: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey. iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index—a free float adjusted index which lists every security in the Hong Kong market. FTSE 100—A market-weighted index of the 100 leading companies traded in Great Britain on the London Stock Exchange. The full name is Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 Share Index. Hang-Seng—a market-weighted index of 33 stocks making up approximately 70% of the market value of all stocks traded on the Stock Exchange of Hong K Nikkei 225—a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange.