What is the SET index?
It’s a composite index that brings together the prices of all stocks trading on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Excluded are stocks that have been suspended from trade for more than a year.
Where have you heard about the SET index?
It's often referred to when financial analysts talk about the performance of the Thai economy as a whole as it's a good indication of how the country is faring financially. Companies listed on the index include Bangkok Bank and Siam Cement.
What you need to know about the SET index.
Thailand is the second largest economy in Southeast Asia, behind Indonesia, so can offer good opportunities for investors, although the country is susceptible to political unrest.
The SET is a market cap-weighted index, meaning share price movements of larger companies will affect the index more than smaller ones. It compares current prices against prices at the date the stock exchange was established on April 30, 1975.