Dow Jones Relative Risk Indices intend to measure total portfolios of stocks, bonds and cash. They represent five investor risk profiles:
aggressive, moderately aggressive, moderate, moderately conservative and conservative.
Each Dow Jones Relative Risk Index tracks three Composite Major Asset Classes (CMACs)—stocks, bonds and cash. The CMACs are
represented by the subindices listed in Table 1. The stock subindices are products of S&P Dow Jones Indices; the bond and cash (T-Bill)
subindices are products of Barclays.
Table 1: Subindices of the Dow Jones Relative Risk Indices.
Dow Jones U.S. Large-Cap Growth Index Dow Jones U.S. Large-Cap Growth Index
Dow Jones U.S. Large-Cap Value Index Dow Jones U.S. Large-Cap Value Index
Dow Jones U.S. Mid-Cap Growth Index Dow Jones U.S. Mid-Cap Growth Index
Dow Jones U.S. Mid-Cap Value Index Dow Jones U.S. Mid-Cap Value Index
Dow Jones U.S. Small-Cap Growth Index Dow Jones U.S. Small-Cap Growth Index
Dow Jones U.S. Small-Cap Value Index Dow Jones U.S. Small-Cap Value Index
Dow Jones Europe/Canada/Middle East
Developed Markets Index
Dow Jones Asia/Pacific Developed Markets Index
Dow Jones Emerging Markets Large-Cap Total Stock
Market Specialty Index
Barclays Bond Composite – Global Index Barclays Bond Composite – U.S. Index
Barclays Government Bond Index Barclays Government Bond Index
Barclays Corporate Bond Index Barclays Corporate Bond Index
Barclays Mortgage Bond Index Barclays Mortgage Bond Index
Barclays Majors (ex U.S.) Index
Barclays Cash Composite – Global Index Barclays Cash Composite – U.S. Index
Barclays 1-3 month T-bill index Barclays 1-3 month T-bill index
Note: The methodologies of the subindices can be obtained from S&P Dow Jones Indices and Barclays.
1 Composite Major Asset Class
Within each index, the three CMACs are reweighted each month to reflect a risk profile that is set at the start of the month based on the
current risk level of the stock CMAC.
•The risk level of the Dow Jones Aggressive Portfolio Index is set monthly to 100% of the current risk of the stock CMAC. (Risk is
calculated as 36-month semivariance.) The three CMACs are reweighted within the index to maximize the allocation to the CMAC with
the greatest expected return at the 100% risk level.
•The risk levels of the Dow Jones Moderately Aggressive, Moderate, Moderately Conservative and Conservative Portfolio Indices are
assigned based on the efficient frontier, as shown in Table 2. For example, the Dow Jones Moderately Aggressive Portfolio Index is
designed to reflect 80% of the risk of the stock CMAC.
Once the risk level of the index has been determined each month, the three CMACs are reweighted within the index to maximize the
allocation to the CMAC with the greatest expected return at that risk level. To prevent the complete exclusion of any asset class, the
weighting of each CMAC is not allowed to drop below 5% in any index.
The return of each index is calculated monthly by multiplying the returns of subindices by the weighting assigned to the corresponding
CMAC and then summing the weighted returns.
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Dow Jones Aggressive Portfolio Index 100%
Dow Jones Moderately Aggressive Portfolio Index 80%
Dow Jones Moderate Portfolio Index 60%
Dow Jones Moderately Conservative Portfolio Index 40%
Dow Jones Conservative Portfolio Index 20%
Table 2: Percentage of Stock CMAC Reflected in Index
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