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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.

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]
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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His idea was to create an index fund that would try to replicate the index with lower costs than actively managed funds, which seek to beat the benchmark index and charge higher fees.
A product that makes it easier for inexperienced and busy people to invest in the stock market is the equity index fund. Despite its very intimidating name, it is simply a pooled fund that aims to match the performance of a stock or equity index.
(A 401(k) will likely offer a limited menu of investment choices -- if a low-fee index fund is among them, that can be all you need.)
Forty years ago, the thought of buying a stock index fund was ridiculed.
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He returned to the subject in a 2016 letter, writing, "Both large and small investors should stick with low-cost index funds." And in his newest shareholder letter, Buffett said that one reason he made a widely publicized bet (which he has now won) that a low-cost Vanguard index fund would outperform a group of hedge funds over a 10-year period was "to publicize my conviction that my pick -- a virtually cost-free investment in an unmanaged S&P 500 index fund -- would, over time, deliver better results than those achieved by most investment professionals, however well regarded and incentivized those 'helpers' may be."
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index fund provider, with a total of 36 funds with $155.9 billion in assets.
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