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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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There will be no additions to or deletions from the MSCI US Micro Cap Index.
Similarly, retailers (other than those using the retail inventory method) that use the CPI must convert their selected indexes to a cost index.
While a nonfinancial performance index can measure many factors, tracking three to seven areas in any one study produces the most accurate, consistent results.
The three- and six-month diffusion indexes are substantially smoother from month to month than the one-month index.
The results of the February 2007 Quarterly Index Review for the MSCI Standard Index Series, the MSCI Small Cap Index Series, the MSCI Global Value and Growth Index Series, the MSCI Pan-Euro and Euro Indices, the MSCI US Equity Indices, the MSCI US REIT Index, the MSCI Japan KOKUNAI Indices and the MSCI China A Value and Growth Indices have also been posted on MSCI Barra's web site at www.
The revised index of industrial production shows slower growth from 1977 to 1989, on average, than previously reported (chart 2).