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What are calculation products indices?

Calculation products (indices)

This refers to the calculation of indices, such as those covering the prices of equities, bonds and commodities, on which financial products like derivatives are to be based. Such calculations are high speed and fully automated.

Where have you heard about calculation products indices?

Investment managers and institutional investors are most likely to use these types of index. They provide all the information they need to track a broad spectrum of asset classes.

What you need to know about calculation products indices.

Analytics experts such as Markit and Indxx have turned index calculation into an art form. They make sure indices monitoring markets around the world are handled within their own respective time zones so information is always up to date.

Both real-time and end-of-the-day index calculations can be provided for an array of products such as pension funds, hedge funds and exchange-traded funds.

Find out more about calculation products indices.

Read our definitions of benchmark indices and composite index to learn more about how indices are used.

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