Indexes are available:
- in the Compare function
- as a portfolio asset, for example to build a blended benchmark.To add an index as a portfolio asset, enter a ticker starting with '$'.
Whenever possible, indexes are presented in their total return version. In a total return index, the dividends from securities in the index -if any- are reinvested. Total return indexes are preferable for benchmark purposes because they are a better representation of the total income (capital gain as well as income). Indexes in total return version are generally suffixed with the letters TR, although naming conventions vary between index providers.