Ever wonder what the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), or NASDAQ Composite really are? These stock market indexes are formed to provide a way to track market performance over time, but each stock market index is comprised of different types of stocks. In this video, I'm going to explain what each of these US stock market indices are, what stocks they are made of, and how each index is calculated. You will also learn about market capitalization and weighting, which is key to the S&P 500 and NASDAQ. I will also share how index fund investing works, the benefits of index fund investing, and how you can invest in funds that track the performance of the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and NASDAQ Composite.
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0:00 – Intro
0:18 – What is a Stock Market Index?
0:44 – S&P 500
2:00 – Dow Jones Industrial Average
3:38 – NASDAQ Composite
5:01 – How to Invest in a Stock Market Index
7:09 – Outro
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Disclaimer: I am not a financial professional. The information in this video is my opinion based on personal experience and knowledge. The content herein is strictly for educational and entertainment purposes. It does not constitute professional financial advice. If you have questions or concerns about your financial situation, please consult a professional!