Global Stock Indices
There are a few global stock indices that try to give a complete view of what is going on in all of the world’s stock markets. These indices are particularly useful for measuring the performance of mutual funds.
We will point out the Dow Jones Global Titans 50 index that was developed by Dow Jones & Co. It includes fifty stocks from large companies across the world.
Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) also developed an extensive global series of indices. This series includes both indices that cover the world as a whole, and smaller ones that monitor specific countries where there is extensive stock trading.
Table 15 lists the 50 companies included in the Dow Jones Global Titans 50.
Here are some companies included in the Dow Jones Global Titans 50, 2010
|Company||Sector||Primary Stock Exchange|
|Bank of America Corp.||Finance||NYSE|
|Coca - Cola Co.||Soft Drinks||NYSE|
|IBM Corp.||Computer Services||NYSE|
|Johnson & Johnson||Pharmaceuticals||NYSE|
|Procter & Gamble Co.||Household Products||NYSE|
|Toyota Motor Corp.||Automobiles||Tokyo|
|Vodafone Group PLC||Telecommunications||LSE|
|Wal- Mart Stores||Retail||NYSE|
|Walt Disney Co.||Enterinment||NYSE|
Click here for the full list of the Fifty Companies included in the Dow Jones Global Titans 50.