Índice Bovespa

The Bovespa Index (Portuguese: Índice Bovespa) is an index of about 50 stocks that are traded on the São Paulo Stock, Mercantile & Futures Exchange (Bovespa: BOlsa de Valores do Estado de São PAulo).


Bovespa Index 1994–2012

The index is composed by a theoretical portfolio with the stocks that accounted for 80% of the volume traded in the last 12 months and that were traded at least on 80% of the trading days. It's revised quarterly, in order to keep its representativeness of the volume traded and in average the components of Ibovespa represent 70% of the all the stock value traded.

IBOVESPA is an accumulation index. Its index number represents the present value of a portfolio begun on 2 January 1968, with a starting value of 100 and taking into account share price increases plus the reinvestment of all dividends, subscription rights and bonus stocks received.

The index has been adjusted as follows:

Record values

Type Date Value
Closing high 20 May 2008 73,517.00
Intraday high 29 May 2008 73,920.00

Criteria for inclusion in the portfolio

The Ibovespa is composed by the stocks that must meet the criteria as stipulated by the exchange:[1]

For a list of the components of the index, check the article List of companies listed on Ibovespa.

See also


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