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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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From a portfolio strategy perspective, the index tracking stocks available today allow investors more flexibility than index funds to build balanced portfolios around their own individual circumstances and objectives.
Teall says your first consideration should be the stocks in the index.
Because the BLS weight of an item bears no relationship to an item's relative weight in the pool, the index computed for these items does not necessarily reflect a taxpayer's inflation experience.
The management accountant begins by selecting the nonfinancial areas to be included in the index.
These results stem from the incorporation into the index of available benchmark, annual, and monthly source data from 1977 to the present, including a revision of the Federal Reserve's index of industrial electricity use.

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