Tim Bennett explains what a stockmarket index is, and outlines some of the differences between international indexes, such as the Dow Jones and FTSE 100.
See also MoneyWeek's financial glossary.
Tim graduated with a history degree from Cambridge University in 1989 and, after a year of travelling, joined the financial services firm Ernst and Young in 1990, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1994.
He then moved into financial markets training, designing and running a variety of courses at graduate level and beyond for a range of organisations including the Securities and Investment Institute and UBS. He joined MoneyWeek in 2007.
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