We’ve recently revised the chart that appears in our weekly market report. Read on for some insight into how we arrived at the numbers that you see represented.
First, the chart is compiled by our editors using data from The Wall Street Journal and the U.S. Treasury Department.
Weekly performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor’s 500 index, and the NASDAQ Composite is measured from the close of trading from Friday’s close to Friday’s close. Weekly performance for the MSCI-EAFE is measured from Friday open to Thursday close.
In the event of a holiday, we adjust the chart and we will specify the trading days.
Also, the table shows three items: the close for the four indexes, how they performed for the week, and the year-to-date change. We believe it’s critical to have the longer-term, year-to-date change represented in the graphic.
Finally, our disclosure points out that market indexes are unmanaged and are generally considered representative of their respective markets. Individuals cannot invest directly in an unmanaged index.