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According to an article by Forbes dated June 23, 2022, the world’s first stock index appeared in July 1884 when the ‘Dow Jones Transportation Index’ was published in the US by newspaperman Charles Dow. The index comprised 11 transport stocks including nine railway companies, a steamship company and a telegraph operator.

The index average was calculated by adding all its share prices together and dividing the total by 11 – the number of shares.

There’s a more in-depth look at the indices on the ZSE, along with the profiles for the fourth quarter of 2022 put together.

ZSE said that indices provide the market with better performance apparatus and assist in choosing sector-based investing strategies.