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Past performance is not a guarantee of future results
The S&P 500 is a market-cap weighted index composed of the common stocks of 500 leading companied in leading industries of the U.S. economy.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a price-weighted index of 30 actively traded blue-chip stocks.
The NASDAQ Composite Index is an unmanaged, market-weighted index of all over-the-counter common stocks traded on the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System.
Russell 2000 is a market-cap weighted index composed of 2,000 U.S. small-cap common stocks.
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index captures large and mid-cap representation across 23 Emerging Markets (EM) countries
The MSCI World ex USA Index captures large and mid-cap representation across 22 of 23 Developed Markets (DM) countries*--Excluding the United States.
The FTSE 100 (Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 share index); an average of share prices in the 100 largest, most actively traded companies on the London Stock Exchange.
The VIX (CBOE volatility index) is the ticker symbol for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index, which shows the market's expectation of 30-day volatility. It is constructed using the implied volatilities of a wide range of S&P 500 index options. This volatility is meant to be forward looking and is calculated from both calls and puts. The VIX is a widely used measure of market risk and is often referred to as the "investor fear gauge."
Indexes are unmanaged, do not incur management fees, costs and expenses, and cannot be invested in directly. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.