sub·​in·​dex | \ ˌsəb-ˈin-ˌdeks How to pronounce subindex (audio) \

Definition of subindex

: an index to a division of a main classification

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Of the 28 companies in the S&P 500 Utilities subindex, 24 are more expensive than in September by this yardstick. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, "Investors Are Too Thirsty for Utility Stocks," 28 June 2019 The new export subindex—an indicator of overseas demand for Chinese goods—slipped to 46.9 from 48.0. WSJ, "China’s Factory Weakness Adds to Mounting Worries About Economy," 31 Oct. 2018 Another subindex measuring factories’ production also pointed down in December, though stayed on the expansionary side at 50.8. WSJ, "China’s Manufacturing Sector Contracts," 30 Dec. 2018 Softening demand is curbing production, with an output subindex decreasing to 52.0 from 53.0. WSJ, "China’s Factory Weakness Adds to Mounting Worries About Economy," 31 Oct. 2018 The telecoms subindex of the benchmark CSI 300 index, which captures the largest stocks listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen, was up 4.9%. Shen Hong, WSJ, "Chinese Markets Enjoy a Rare Surge After Trump-Xi Meeting," 3 Dec. 2018 Photo: Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News In the past four years, Darden’s total shareholder return has been 175% compared with 56% for a subindex of restaurant stocks in the S&P 500. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "Come Back for Seconds at Olive Garden Parent," 21 June 2018 Those subindexes are down roughly 10% and 4.9%, respectively, since the January peak. Mike Bird, WSJ, "Why Emerging Markets Are Hanging on the Fate of Silicon Valley," 5 Apr. 2018 The new export subindex, an indicator of external demand for Chinese goods, declined to 50.7 from 51.3 in March. WSJ, "China’s Factory Activity Decelerates in April," 30 Apr. 2018

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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