IISL launches new indices
The index focuses on creating a portfolio of least volatile securities which shall curb the downside during the bear phases of the market.
In continuation of its efforts to develop indices that meet the requirements of market participants, IISL announces launch of the following indices:
1. CNX Low Volatility Index
2. CNX High Beta Index
3. CNX Alpha Index
CNX Low Volatility Index
The CNX Low Volatility index aims to measure the performance of the least volatile securities listed on NSE. The index focuses on creating a portfolio of least volatile securities which shall curb the downside during the bear phases of the market. The index constitutes of 50 securities and weights are assigned based on the volatility values. Security having lowest volatility in the index gets the highest weight.
CNX High Beta Index
The CNX High Beta index aims to measure the performance of the stocks listed on NSE that have High Beta. Beta can be referred to as a measure of the sensitivity of stock returns to market returns. The market is represented by the performance of the S&P CNX Nifty. The index constitutes of 50 securities and weights are assigned based on the Beta values. Security having highest beta in the index gets the highest weight.
CNX Alpha Index
The CNX Alpha Index aims to measure the performance of securities listed on NSE with high alphas. It measures the performance on a risk-adjusted basis. The index constitutes of 50 securities and weights are assigned based on the alpha values. Security having highest alpha in the index gets the highest weight.
Following scrips selection criteria have been applied for selection of CNX Low Volatility, CNX High Beta and CNX Alpha index:
• Companies must rank within the top 300 companies by average free-float market capitalization and aggregate turnover for the last six months.
• The company should have a listing history of 1 year.
• The company should have an investable weight factor (IWF) of at least 10%.
• The company should have reported a positive net worth.
• Volatility, Beta, Alpha of eligible securities calculated using 1 year trailing prices (adjusted for corporate actions) are assigned ranks.
• Top 50 securities ranked by low volatility, high beta and high alpha form part of respective Index.
• In order to reduce the replacements of scrip in the index, a buffer of 100% shall be applied in the quarterly reviews.
The indices will be calculated on an end-of-day basis.
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India Infoline Research Team / 08:41, Oct 09, 2015
The Indian market too is expected to get off to a positive start. The Nifty looked geared to rally towards the 8300 mark but indices took a breather on Thursday.