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index fund

n.
A mutual fund whose portfolio is designed to match the performance of an index of stocks or other securities. Also called market fund.
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in′dex fund`


n.
a mutual fund that invests in many of the securities listed in a major stock or bond index in order to match the performance of the market generally.
[1975–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.index fund - a mutual fund whose assets are stocks on a given list
mutual fund - the pooled money that is invested in assets
2.index fund - a mutual fund that invests in the stocks that are the basis of a well-known stock or bond index
mutual fund company, open-end fund, open-end investment company, mutual fund - a regulated investment company with a pool of assets that regularly sells and redeems its shares
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