The Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index represents the broadest index for the U.S. equity market, measuring the performance of all U.S. equity securities with readily available price data. No other index comes close to offering its comprehensiveness. When the index was created in 1974 Wilshire’s founder took advantage of then-new technologies that made it possible to collect stock prices and calculate returns for a volume of issues never before brought together. The index was named after the nearly 5000 stocks it contained when it was originally created, but it has grown to include over 5000 issues, reflecting the growth in U.S. equity issues as a whole.
Key Features and Coverage on RIMES
For this data source, RIMES currently hosts data for approximately 85 indices and 6500 companies. Index coverage includes:
- Target Mid Cap, Next; Wilshire 2500, 4500, 5000, Wilshire Exus, Wilshire Global, Wilshire Real Estate, Wilshire US Large-Cap, Micro-Cap, Mid-Cap, Small-Cap; Wilshire US Top 2500 Growth/Value, Wilshire All Growth/Value, Wilshire Large Cap, Growth, Value; Wilshire Small Cap 250
Data items currently available include the Price Index and Total Return Index.