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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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The government not only increased the period for capital gains to be considered as long term from one to three years, it also removed the option of long- term gains being taxed at 10 per cent without indexation.
Data provided by Argus are widely used for indexation of physical trade.
Under the controversial indexation system, the price of diesel surged 8.
Concern about persistent unemployment led the Commission later to exclude from indexation the increase in the booming price of oil, to give partial indexation in 1977, and to move to half-yearly indexation in 1978.
held hearings on indexation, but, as with prior hearings, no witnesses
The company is also facing inflationary pressures, which have affected the company's loan indexation charge, although that is not impacting on its cash flow.
In the diocese of Toronto, we are mobilizing Anglicans and others to meet with provincial politicians and urge them to support a minimum-wage increase, a housing benefit for low-income tenants and the indexation of social assistance rates.
CPI/RPI Many pension schemes and their sponsors have been busy reviewing scheme rules over recent months to establish whether the Government's decision to change the relevant index by which statutory minimum revaluation and indexation rates are calculated will affect their scheme.
AWith Retail Price Indexation housing costs such as mortgage interest payments and council tax are included.
But its positive impact will be far outweighed by the combined impact of other tax and benefit changes, including the switch from RPI indexation to the less generous CPI inflation measure, according to the study.
As well as larger numbers of competitors downstream sourcing gas from the upstream, there has been a sharp shift towards spot price indexation in many contracts since the end of 2009.
The current equity indexation team of six, who took over all the funds in February 2006, is headed by Jean Francois Schmitt, who has 13 years' investment experience.