C20 Cap-Index in record jump – The Post

C20 Cap-Index in record jump

All 20 companies on the index increased

It was the largest one-day jump since the index opened in 2011 (photo: iStock)
February 16th, 2016 8:30 am| by Christian W

A week after the Danish C20 Cap-Index recorded its largest ever one-day fall, it came roaring back yesterday with a record increase.

Maersk led the way on a day when all 20 companies on the index rose, eventually closing up 5.1 percent for the day – the largest one-day jump since the new index opened in 2011.

“Last week was very volatile, but we saw a turning point in the USA last Friday, where we saw better than expected retail sales,” Mikkel Duus-Hansen, an analyst at Spar Nord bank, told DR Nyheder.

“It gives us hope that the US economy isn’t doing that badly now and that there is momentum in private consumption.”

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China and oil
Duus-Hansen went on to contend that the historic rise was also helped along by good news in China and a little more optimism in the oil industry.


C20 Cap-Index

The C20 Cap-Index should not be confused with the C20 Index, which it has superseded in recent years since opening in 2011.

According to the membership rules of the Cap-Index, no one company can have a stock value that is equal to more than 20 percent of the index.

On the C20 Index for example, Novo Nordisk has had a weighting of around 45 percent.