Finance week 2 - Briefly describe and then determine the...

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Briefly describe and then determine the approximate percentage appreciation or depreciation of the NASDAQ Composite, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the S&P 500 for the last 12 months and for year-to-date and provide these figures. Clearly note if the change represents appreciation or depreciation percentage change for the time periods. NASDAQ The NASDAQ is an electronic exchange. Stocks are traded through an automated network. NASDAQ stands for: National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations System. Generally speaking it is where most technology stocks are traded. An easy way to tell if a company is listed on the NASDAQ is to look at the ticker symbol. Symbols that are made up of four letters are listed on the NASDAQ such as: Microsoft = MSFT, Dell Computers = DELL, Cisco = CSCO. From: May 11, 2010 – May 11, 2011 [(2845.06-2425.02)/ 2425.02] x 100 = + 17.32% (appreciation) Current Year to Date - December 31, 2010 - May 11, 2011 [(2845.06-2652.87)/ 2652.87] x 100 = +7.24% (appreciation)
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