Index Methodologies

CRSP provides a wide range of indexes that can be used as benchmarks of market performance. Broad market indexes are provided with CRSP stock files. Additional market indexes, stock portfolios, bond indexes, and inflation series are provided with CRSP index files. The combination of portfolio results and assignment data provided with CRSP index files added to the security data in CRSP stock files allows a comparison of securities against comparative benchmarks with a historical perspective.