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How Much Higher Can The Market Go?

With the arresting title “ Dow 36,000 ,” James K. Glassman and Kevin A. Hassett tell us, in the memorable words of Jimmy Durante, “You ain’t seen nothing yet.”

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Index Funds On A Roll In Britain And Elsewhere

British pension investors are snapping up index funds these days. In the
first half of 1999 local fund manager Legal & General Group PLC reaped the
largest increase in such investment, but the US’ State Street Global Advisors
moved rapidly up to second place behind it.

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Controlling Regret For

The author finds numerous factors such as projected earnings or book-to-price go in and out of
favor in the stock market, but nevertheless tend to have persistent and predictable effects on
stocks in the S&P 500 for extended periods.

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Indexed vs. Active: The Current State of The Endless Debate

So institutional assets in index funds alone in the US were $1.6 trillion at year end 1998, after more than doubling from 1995 to 1998. Of the nearly 1500 institutional funds followed by Greenwich Associates, 24.4% of their total assets are invested in passive management strategies. Since the bulk are probably indexed to the Standard & Poor’s 500, that’s similar to a fifth or a quarter of the industry investing with the same money manager.

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The Word On The Changes In The DJIA

The following companies were added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average
November

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Here, At The S&P 500

The stocks in the index most widely used by the financial industry are determined by a combination of general guidelines and the human judgment of a nine-person committee.

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Indexing Hits Japan Markets?

The year 1999 may have marked an early sign that indexing, and the practice
of buying to exploit a stock’s inclusion in an important index, is becoming a
factor in Japanese equity markets.

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Salomon Smith Barney Helps Index Competitor

Salomon Smith Barney (SSB) has launched what may be one of the first global
indexes intended as an independently created extension of a competing provider’s
index.