Indices measure the movement in value of the market or various sectors of the market. They provide a broad outline as to how the market is performing.
The Standard & Poor's website provides the following detailed information:
- Understanding Indices educational booklet
- S&P/ASX Index Methodology, News, Commentary and Analysis
- S&P/ASX Index Descriptions
- S&P/ASX Index Data including live values, constituent lists, and index changes
- S&P/ASX Monthly Accumulation Index Returns