Which Indices Do You Benchmark Your Performance Against?

Discussion in 'Indices Discussion' started by longtermbull, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. longtermbull

    longtermbull Administrator Staff Member

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    Which benchmark do you use to measure your relative performance?
     
  2. baudwalk

    baudwalk Senior Investor

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    I don't benchmark my portfolio against DJ, S&P or Nasdaq. I will use those numbers as market direction indicators. Don't fight the market. I do track, in a spreadsheet, the S&P 500 Index and calculate and graph Fibonacci S2/R2 numbers as a measure of volitlity. It is an interesting spreadsheet exercise, using the GoogleFinance() function. Keeps my mind cooking.
     
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    longtermbull Administrator Staff Member

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    I read the other day that market volatility is now at its lowest since 1993 - how long will this last with Trump on the prowl?
     
  4. rakhi

    rakhi Active Member

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    Bench marking an individual security is simple enough--fund performance can be compared with an index. ... Some in this camp said they believe that bench-marking against a traditional market index encourages short-term thinking and possibly even too much trading.
     
  5. Chartman

    Chartman Senior Investor

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    Personally I use the main indices as a guide when reviewing my performance. However, I tend to go for smaller companies where the risk and potential reward is greater than average.
     
  6. Ripon Rema

    Ripon Rema New Member

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    Maily I use signal from buyselltrend.com, it works good.
     
  7. kirtimeliwal

    kirtimeliwal Senior Investor

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    In stock market index is indicator or measure of something, mainly it typically refers to a statistical measure of change in a securities market.
     
  8. Buyonthedips

    Buyonthedips Senior Investor

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    You need to find an index which reflects your portfolio - no point comparing smaller company investments against the main index for example. However, it is important that you do benchmark your performance so you can tell how you are doing.
     
  9. gowiththeflow

    gowiththeflow Senior Investor

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    Simple, techy its the NADAQ and general its the DJIA - a mix of the two then aportion appropriately to benchmark your performance.
     
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