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S&P Materials Sector Index (^IXB)
S&P Materials Sectors index is design to track the performance of the publicly traded companies from the Materials market sector - companies that provide raw materials used throughout the manufacturing process, including paper, chemical and gas products.
|S&P Materials Index - Delayed Quotes - U.S. Markets Closed.|
|Last Trade||0.00||Advanced Volume||0|
|Trade Time (ET)||2/5/2016 16:00||Declined Volume||0|
|Change||0||Unchanged Volume||0 K|
|Previous Close||0.00||Total Issues||0|
|Up Volume||0 K||New Lows||0|
|Down Volume||0 K||TRIN||0|
*Up-volume is calculated as the sum of the intraday 1-minute volume increments as the index is moving higher; conversely, down-volume is calculated as the sum of the intraday 1-minute volume increments as the index is moving lower.
|Period Start||Change||High||Low||Total Volume||Daily|
(S&P Materials Index quotes below are average daily quotes for the period from the "Period Start" until now)
* One calendar week has 5 trading days. Furthermore,
5 trading days are equivalent to 1 calendar week,
10 trading days are equivalent to 2 calendar weeks,
20 trading days are equivalent to 4 calendar weeks or approximately 1 month,
50 trading days are equivalent to 10 calendar weeks or approximately 2 months,
100 trading days are equivalent to 10 calendar weeks or approximately 4 months,
130 trading days are equivalent to 26 calendar weeks or approximately 6 months,
260 trading days are equivalent to 52 calendar weeks or approximately 1 year
Open-high-low-close S&P Materials Index quotes (also OHLC quotes) are typically used to illustrate movements in the price of the S&P Materials Index (^IXB) over time. Open-high-low-close quotes are represented on a chart by bars (bar charts). Each vertical line on the chart shows the price range (the highest and lowest prices).
Open-high-low-close S&P Materials Index (^IXB) quotes are used in technical analysis to build price-based S&P Materials Index (^IXB) indicators. The majority of the S&P Materials Index (^IXB) technical studies are based on the close price of the S&P Materials Index (^IXB) (Moving Average, MACD, RSI, TRIX, etc.). Still, there are a number of important technical indicators (especially volatility indicators) that use open, high and low quotes. Some technical analysts prefer to use typical price instead of close price (quote). The typical price is simply calculated as the average of high, low and close quotes.