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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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BEA constructs a price index for each of these categories, and the various price indexes are aggregated into the overall GDP price index for the United States.
Similarly, import price indexes are critical in computing the growth of real value added in industry statistics.
A category inflation index reflects the inflation that occurs in the BLS price indexes for a selected BLS category (or, if applicable, a BLS category group).
New goods and services invariably pose difficulties for price indexes.
Because the models of input price indexes are parallel (isomorphic) to the models of output price indexes, theorems and proofs only require a reassignment of notation.
In addition to the gas flow data, NGI also has included its daily price indexes in the Hub Flow chart, as well as the price spreads between the indexes and the Henry Hub cash index for that flow day and the daily change in that price spread.
The IPP published its first annual price indexes in 1973 and first quarterly indexes in 1974.
These differences are then multiplied by the growth rates in the corresponding item price indexes to yield percentage-point contributions; that is, the weight effect is computed as
472-8 eliminates the requirement to convert published price indexes into either retail price indexes or cost price indexes.
On the negative side, I am concerned that the publication of two different price indexes as part of the CPI program might generate some confusion.
Although some of our earlier work focused on adjusting for quality the price indexes for personal computers,(1) we chose the prescription pharmaceutical industry this time (NBER Faculty Research Fellow Joshua Rosett was also a participant).
The new system expands coverage beyond that of the current PPI Stage of Processing (SOP) system by adding price indexes for services, construction, exports, and government purchases.