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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.

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Membership in the Russell 3000(r) Index is effective until the Index's next annual reconstitution and results in automatic inclusion in the small-cap Russell 2000(r) Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes.
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As a reminder, MSCI will reclassify the MSCI Qatar and the MSCI United Arab Emirates (UAE) Indexes from Frontier Markets to Emerging Markets at the May 2014 SemiC...Annual Index Review.
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The Dow Jones Islamic Market (DJIM) Indexes were introduced in 1999 as the first benchmarks to represent Shari'ah-compliant portfolios.
Low precision, which arises from the fact that automated indexing does not check for rare expressions but indexes common words or phrases.
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The four indexes are the Dow Jones GCC Index, Dow Jones GCC Islamic Market Index, Dow Jones GCC Titans 50 with Saudi and Dow Jones Islamic Market Mena indexes.
We launched the Dow Jones Wilshire Global Real Estate Indexes earlier this year to meet this demand, particularly as more institutional and individual investors seek exposure to REITs and real estate operating companies outside the U.S." said Michael A.
The indexes are compiled in real-time and distributed on major financial wires by Dow Jones Indexes.
By keeping costs and internal inflation low, the benefits of LIFO may be reduced when using internal indexes. The use of external indexes that may not consider company-specific pricing pressures can lead to significant tax savings when the published indexes show a higher inflationary factor, as their use produces a lower ending inventory value, resulting in a decrease to taxable income.
Another advance beyond the simple search is the web search directory, which groups indexes, lists, and descriptive articles by topic.