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?
     
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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.
     
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