Amanda Stanhaus

Tag: benchmark

Alpha

A number that measures the performance of an investment compared to a benchmark, like the stock market index.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)

Benchmark

Like the pretty girl in the room that everyone judges herself against, this standard can be applied to the performances of securitiesmutual funds and investment managers.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)

S and P 500

Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. How is the stock market doing? This benchmark of 500 stocks fills me in.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)