## What is a total return market index?

A total return index is a type of equity index that tracks both the capital gains as well as any cash distributions, such as dividends or interest, attributed to the components of the index. A look at an index’s total return displays a more accurate representation of the index’s performance to shareholders.

## How do you calculate total return index?

Total Return Index

- Total Return Index = Previous TR * [1+(Today’s PR Index +Indexed Dividend/Previous PR Index-1)]
- Indexed dividend (Dt) = Dividend Paid out / Base Cap Index.
- Total Return Index = Previous TRI * [1+ {(Today’s PR Index +Indexed Dividend)/Previous PR Index}-1]

**What is the difference between a price return index and a total return index?**

A price return index only considers price movements (capital gains or losses) of the securities that make up the index, while a total return index includes dividends, interest, rights offerings and other distributions realized over a given period of time.

**Is the S&P 500 a total return index?**

The index is a total return index that reflects both changes in the prices of stocks in the S&P 500 Index as well as the reinvestment of the dividend income from its underlying stocks.

### What is equal weighted index?

An equal weighted index is a stock market index which invests an equal amount of money in the stock of each company that makes up the index. 2. The performance of each company’s stock carries equal importance in determining the total value of the index.

### Is Dax a total return index?

The DAX (Deutscher Aktienindex (German stock index)) is a stock market index consisting of the 40 major German blue chip companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. It is a total return index.

**Is Nifty a total return index?**

The chart below shows the performance of Nifty 50 Total Returns Index (adjusted for dividends) over the last 20 years. Over the past 20 years, Nifty 50 TRI has given 14.18% CAGR returns. Over the same period Gold has 12.38% CAGR returns, while Fixed Deposits have given 7.1% average CAGR returns.

**What is Tri and PRI?**

The Total Return Index (TRI) will give them an accurate picture of a mutual fund scheme before they decide about investing. Right now, all the mutual fund schemes are benchmarked against Price Return Index (PRI). SEBI found this index as highly inadequate in capturing the holistic performance of a mutual fund scheme.

#### What is the difference between S&P 500 and S&P 500 index?

The difference between a total stock market index fund and an S&P 500 index fund is that the S&P 500 Index includes only large-cap stocks. The total stock index includes small-, mid-, and large-cap stocks.

#### What is equal weighted return?

An Equally Weighted Index (EWI) is a type of stock market index in which the stocks of all the constituent companies are assigned an equal value. Therefore, the value of an EWI is determined by the value of each stock in the index, and all stocks are accorded equal importance.

**What is value-weighted return?**

1. A type of weighting methodology to calculate portfolio return that gives a weight to an asset in the portfolio based on the asset’s market value.