Index Merger: New Landscape of S&P/Dow Jones to Affect Advisors

The owners of the two biggest names in U.S. market benchmarks merged to form S&P Dow Jones Indices over the summer. The resulting giant publishes 830,000 indexes daily, including the S&P 500 and the Dow - as well as benchmarks for commodities, foreign equities, the U.S. housing market, health care costs, consumer credit default rates and more.

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