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CRSP|Center for Research in Security Prices, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago - Total Return Indexes

The Center for Research in Security Prices is a research center at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago and has been an integral part of the academic and commercial world of financial and economic research. CRSP has provided an unparalleled foundation as the leading source for the most comprehensive and accurate historical US databases available for over 40 years. CRSP provides the following data files: common stocks on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ; CRSP Indexes; NASDAQ and S&P 500 composite indexes; Total Return NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX Major Market and Industry Indexes; US Treasury bonds; Survivor-Bias-Free Mutual Funds; CRSP/COMPUSTAT Merged Database; CRSP/Ziman Real Estate Data Series; market capitalization reports; and custom datasets.

Effective May 1, 2008, CRSP|Center for Research in Security Prices, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago extended to Zacks Investment Research an exclusive license for the use of the CRSP NASDAQ Historical Industry and Major Market Indices, CRSP Amex Historical Indices, and the CRSP NYSE Historical Major Market Index . These Indexes are co-developed and maintained by CRSPin partnership with NASDAQ, AMEX and NYSE, and are displayed on the NASDAQ, AMEX, and NYSE web sites for the internal use of public companies only, and may not be used for any purpose by any third parties other than Zacks, including their inclusion in Total Return Performance Graphs.  
The CRSP Indices are often simply referred to as the NASDAQ or AMEX or NYSE indexes as follows:
AMEX Indexes (CRSP)
AMEX Bank & Financial Services
AMEX Consumer Manufacturing
AMEX Health Products & Services
AMEX Industrial Manufacturing
AMEX Major Market Index (US); AMEX Market (Value) (US Companies); NAN
AMEX Media & Communications,
AMEX Natural Resources
AMEX Real Estate & REIT
AMEX Technology
AMEX Whole Sale & Retail Trade


NASDAQ Computer and Data Processing
NASDAQ Computer Manufacturers
NASDAQ Electronic Components
NASDAQ Financial Stocks
NASDAQ Health Services
NASDAQ Insurance
NASDAQ Medical Equipment
NASDAQ Non Financial Stocks
NASDAQ Pharmaceuticals
NASDAQ Retail Trade
NASDAQ Telecommunications
NASDAQ Trucking/Transportation
NASDAQ Stock Market (US Companies)
NASDAQ Stock Market (US & Foreign Companies)


NYSE Indexes
NYSE Stock Market (US)
 Any publicly traded company who uses a 3rd party to produce their graph must be aware that the only authorized license of the CRSP indices is through Zacks.  Any other vendor purporting to provide CRSP indices is incorrect or is doing so without a license.
Please see the screen shots of the NASDAQ web site with the exclusivity disclaimer below. These indexes are displayed on the NASDAQ web site as NASDAQ Indexes but are proprietary to CRSP.
Formal and correct name for the Indices:


CRSP Total Return Index for the
NASDAQ Stock Market (US Companies)
NYSE Market (US Companies) 
NASDAQ Stock Market (US & Foreign Companies)
NYSE/AMEX Market (US Companies)
NYSE/AMEX/ NASDAQ Market (US Companies)
CRSP Total Return Index for the NASDAQ
Financial Stocks
Non Financial Stocks
Computer and Data Processing
Computer Manufacturers
Electronic Components
Health Services
Medical Equipment
Retail Trade
CRSP Total Return Index for the AMEX
Banks and Financial Services
Consumer/Consumer Manufacturing
Health Products and Services
Industrial Manufacturing
Media and Communication
Natural Resources
Real Estate and REITs
Technology/Information Technologies
Wholesale and Retail Trade