Indexes and Indicators

Indexes and indicators of an asset or economical piece of data have as a goal showing the historical price behavior for those items, within a specific time interval. They work basically as an anticipator of tendencies, meaning a set of details signaling the behavior of different variables, as well as a direct reference to analyze price behavior itself.

The main goal of indexes and indicators is to paint a realistic picture of the market setting, making strategical decisions easier for companies as well as public parties, and serving as a basis for investment directives as well.

There are several indicators, analyzing a multitude of markets, subjects and price evolutions. This section of the website will present the most common and important ones among that vast horizon, concentrating mainly on those indexes that are used as reference in financial transactions and investments. Among them, we can highlight the CDI (or Interbank Deposit Rate), reference to most financial transactions in Brazil; the IPCA (the Broad Consumer Price Index), the official indicator for inflation in Brazil; and the Ibovespa (the Brazilian Stock Exchange Index), measuring the main variations of the Brazilian stock market.

Studying the history, as well as knowing the future tendencies of these indexes and indicators is fundamental when making an investment – it’ll assist in choosing the best profit options at lowest possible risks. The main Brazilian indicators are:


Dividends Index

Dividends Index The Dividends Index, or IDIV in Portuguese, is based on a theoretical portfolio of stocks issued by companies that offer investors the best levels of dividend payments, as well as interests over...


Corporate Sustainability Index

Corporate Sutainability The Corporate Sustainability Index, or ISE, in Portuguese, was started in 2005 and focuses on evaluating the integration of economic, financial, social, corporate governance, product nature and environmental elements in companies listed...


Small Cap and MidLarge Cap Index – SMLL / MLCX

Small Cap and MidLarge Cap Index – SMLL / MLCX Small Caps are the smaller size companies listed in the Stock Exchange. Usually, these are traded in smaller volumes and sometimes, even spend a...


Brazilian Prime Rate – SELIC

1. Selic Over Selic stands for Sistema Especial de Liquidação e de Custódia, or Custody and Liquidation Special System, in lose translation. This rate, the Prime Rate for the country, is the weighted average of...


Benchmark Rate

TR means “Taxa Referencial” in Portuguese, which can be translated as “benchmark rate”. The TR has been created during the Collor II economic program to be Brazil’s most important index, a benchmark that  would...


Long Term Interest Rates

Long Term Interest Rates are referred to in Portuguese as TJLP. This rate was created in October 31st, 1994 and is defined as the basic cost of public loans – especially those granted by...


Interbank Deposit Rate

The Interbank Deposit Rate, or DI over, is known as CDI, in Portuguese. In Brazil, it was created in the 1980s, to insure a better distribution of the financial institutions’ resources. It’s merely a...


General Market Price Index

The General Market Price Index (or IGP-M, in Portuguese) is calculated by the Fundação Getulio Vargas (one of the most respected higher education institutions in Brazil) since late 1940 and has, as a main...


Broad Consumer Price Index – IPCA

The Broad Consumer Price Index (or IPCA, in Portuguese) is the official inflation index in Brazil. It’s calculated by the IBGE, the Brazilian National Institute for Statistics and Geography, since 1980 and it serves...


IBRX Index

IBRX Index IBRX The IBRX, or Brazil 100 Index, in lose translation, is a price index measuring the profits of a theoretical stock portfolio composed by the 100 most traded stocks in the Brazilian...