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Debt-to-GDP Ratio: The ratio of a country’s debt to its gross domestic product (GDP).

Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA): An index that tracks 30 large, publicly-owned companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ.

NASDAQ Composite: A market capitalization-weighted index of the common stocks and similar securities listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange. 

S&P 500 Total Return Index: An American stock market index based on the market capitalizations of 500 large companies having common stock listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ.

Spread: The difference in yield between LIBOR and a debt security with the same maturity but of lesser quality.

It is not possible to invest directly in an index.