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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.

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There are pros and cons of uncapped volatility-controlled indices from the agent's and client's perspective.
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The six government bond indices are intended to reflect the performance of Philippine government, fixed-rate straight bonds denominated in Philippine pesos.
Membership in the Russell 3000, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000 Index or small-cap Russell 2000 Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indices.
indices have return correlations over 90 percent, which means when one zigs in a particular direction they all zig in the same way.
The MSCI Asia APEX Indices are designed to be tradable proxies for the various size segments of the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index, a benchmark widely followed by investors investing in Asia.
real estate indices will enable active risk management and trading opportunities in real estate, while reducing the transaction costs and lead times."
Current sentiment declined over the previous month in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, while indices remained in negative territory in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines for the eighth, seventh and fourth straight months respectively.
Sell discipline and down-market performance do not necessarily cause active funds to beat indices.
That's because in the past, stock indices (and index mutual funds) have all too often worn out a portfolio manager's research and investment acumen.
To chart the requisite annual changes in cumulative total return, the company should calculate the fluctuations in the dollar value of a hypothetical investment made at the beginning of the five-year period, or "measurement point," in a class of its registered common stock and in each of the two comparative indices. In constructing the line representing its own return, for example, the company first would convert its stock price at the measurement point into a base amount (e.g., $100).
Compared to the 2016 scores, Oman has improved on all three indices and is ranked sixth among the Arab countries and second in the Online Services Index.

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