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    outperform the index - what does it mean?

    Hi, I have stumbled upon this:
    Companies have often designed their way out of
    failure by creating a product that serves the customer's needs
    better than its rivals'. Design delivered the operating-system
    market to Microsoft, rescued Apple Computer and made Sony an
    electronics giant. A Design Council study has shown that
    design-led businesses on the FTSE 100 out-performed the index
    by 25%.

    What does outperform the index mean?

    thanks for help :)

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    Re: outperform the index - what does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    Hi, I have stumbled upon this:
    Companies have often designed their way out of
    failure by creating a product that serves the customer's needs
    better than its rivals'. Design delivered the operating-system
    market to Microsoft, rescued Apple Computer and made Sony an
    electronics giant. A Design Council study has shown that
    design-led businesses on the FTSE 100 out-performed the index
    by 25%.

    What does outperform the index mean?

    thanks for help :)
    Dear Magdalena:

    It means 'performed better than average.' An 'index' in this sense is a method of measuring the performance of a selected section of the stock market.

    I hope this is useful,

    Petra

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