Outline of indexing

From Bogleheads

The following outline is provided as a topical overview of indexing:

Indexing is an investment management strategy that attempts to replicate the investment performance of a market index. An index is a statistical measure of a market's value and performance and serves as a benchmark against which an investment manager's performance is judged. Today, a large number of index providers offer a wide range of indexes covering US and international stocks, bonds, and commodities. A well managed, low cost index fund offers investors an excellent, if not optimal, investment vehicle for investing in the overall stock market, in discrete market segments, and in the bond markets.


Alternate indexing


Index returns

US index returns

International index returns

Alternate index returns

Index funds