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Major World Indices include the main stock index of several countries, including the United States, China, India, Japan, Canada, UK, Germany, and France.
Although it is not mandatory, you can find a list of ticker symbols for the major world indices here: Major World Stock Indices. This list contains the index full name in addition to the ticker symbol.
The current trading object downloads historical end-of-day for all the major world indices.
Major world indices contains 5 indices from Americas, 11 indices from Asia/Pacific, 10 indices from Europe and 2 indices from Africa/Middle East.
- The SSE Composite Index tracks the evolution of A and B shares (stocks) listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
- HSI, which is the abbreviation of Hang Seng Index, is a free float-adjusted stock market index in Hong Kong.
- KLSE Composite or The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index includes the largest 30 companies trading on the Bursa Malaysia Exchange.
- The Straits Times, STI, is used to monitor the daily changes of 30 stocks listed on the Singapore Exchange.
- The Bovespa Index is based on 50 stocks listed on the São Paulo Stock, Mercantile & Futures Exchange.
- The CAC 40 is a French index and it monitors the 40 most important companies of the Euronext Paris (formerly Paris Bourse) based on their market capitalization.
- FTSE 100 is a benchmark of the 100 stocks, with the highest capitalization, that trade in the London Stock Exchange.
- DAX is a German stock index and it consists of the thirty major German companies that are listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.