FTSE and JSE Limited joined forces to provide indices designed to measure the performance of the major capital and industry segments of the South African market. The series allows investors to track by market capitalisation, sector and investment strategies such as Equally Weighting. The FTSE/JSE Africa Index Series launched in 2002 and consists of 98 indices.
The indices are used for benchmarking, creation of financial products and market analysis. The series is reviewed on a quarterly basis (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec) and is overseen by an independent advisory committee. The headline indices include the FTSE/JSE Africa Top 40, FTSE/JSE All-Share and FTSE/JSE Africa.
Key Features and Coverage on RIMES
For this data source, RIMES hosts approximately 100 indexes and 470 companies.
Some of the data items available include:
- Index Items: Description, Symbol, Gross Index, Market Capitalization, Numbers Of Constituents, Price Index, etc.
- Company Items: 2 Lines Of Stock, Adjustment Factor, Currency Code, Date, Dividend Per Share, Exchange Code, Index Marker, Industry Code (Icb), Industry Description (Icb), Investable Factor, Investable Market Value, Investable Shares Outstanding, Investable Weight, Market Identifier Code, Market Value, Net Adjustment Value, Sector Code (Icb), Sector Description (Icb), Shares Outstanding, Source Country Code, Subsector Code (Icb), Subsector Description (Icb), Supersector Code (Icb), Supersector Description (Icb), Unadjusted Price, Yield, etc.