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Index

A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.

Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury Securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

index

(Catalog), noun earmark, enumeration, indicant, indicator, list, listing, listing of contents, mark, sign

index

(Docket), verb categorize, codify, file, submit

index

(Gauge), noun measure, guide, scale

index

(Relate), verb catalog, class, classify, document, enumerate, group, inventory, itemize, list, specify, record, supply or furnish with reference
See also: arrange, book, classify, clue, codify, directory, enumerate, fix, gist, indicant, indicate, indication, indicator, itemize, ledger, marshal, pigeonhole, record, register, roll, schedule, substance, symbol, symptom, tabulate
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More (or less) diversified portfolios do not inherently beat the index benchmark consistently.
The most common is the index mutual fund, which buys companies that comprise a particular index.
The index fund's bare bones, no-frills portfolio stays set, and goes through little if any turnover during the course of a year.
TDI index suggests that there may be no benefit in reducing the index below 105 since the fatigue losses appeared to level out or even slightly increase again.
Specifically, the company must identify each component entity in the index and weight each such entity's return by market capitalization.
NEW YORK -- Index Engines, the leader in next-generation enterprise discovery solutions, today unveiled a milestone in electronic discovery with the Index Engines Enterprise Discovery Platform.
Taxpayers use the index to convert current-year inventory costs to base-year dollars.
The index can include a number of areas (lead time, production cycle times, productivity, product quality, on-time delivery, market penetration, employee relations, etc.
To the extent that the index used by the Treasury did not adequately capture potential investors' cost of living, the estimate of the real interest rate would be comparably affected.
The Wells Dow Jones Wilshire Global RESI Index Fund (Class A shares: WDGAX, NASDAQ) will seek to provide corresponding investment results by investing in the stocks included in the index.
Specifically, from 1968 to 1971, the index comprised 238 series; from 1972 to 1976, 256 series; and since 1977, 250 series.

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