User login

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
8 + 9 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.

Market Fund - Index Fund - Market Index

Market Fund, Index Fund, Market Index

  • Market Fund: a mutual fund or etf that follows a certain stock market index, often called an Index Fund
  • Index Fund: a collective investment scheme (usually a mutual fund or exchange-traded fund) that aims to replicate the movements of an index of a specific financial market, or a set of rules of ownership that are held constant, regardless of market conditions.
  • Market Index (stock market index): a method of measuring a section of the stock market. Many indices are cited by news or financial services firms and are used to benchmark the performance of portfolios such as mutual funds.

A market fund or index fund is an easy way for an investor to make investments that follow a certain market index. Every major stock exchange has its own market index. Examples are the Nasdaq, NYSE, AEX, Hang Seng Index. Many providers of mutual funds and ETF's have a market fund or index fund for these major market indices.

Another type of market index are those that follow a certain segment of the market or that follow a certain sub-set of the stock market which is considered a good indicator for the overall market. A market fund or index fund could follow for example the Dow Jones or the S&P 500.

The essential question for investors who want to buy a market fund or index fund to follow a certain market index is not only which fund to buy but especially when to buy and sell these funds. This website covers a number of main stock market indices around the world to provide a simple overview of what the trends are in these different markets. The BuyorSellFunds methodology provides indicators when to buy or sell a market fund or index fund that follows a certain market index. Check out the description of this methodology and our latest stock market charts.

Buy mutual funds, buy and sell gold and stocks, sell funds

Grab Now the FREE

Funds Newsletter 

 

Site Map