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NASDAQ 100 Draws Investment Products

The new year saw the introduction of some new investment products based on the Nasdaq 100 index.

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What Is Style?

Defining growth stocks vs. value stocks by measures like price-to-book is often unsatisfactory.

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S&P 500 Funds: Money Flows Out Even While They Grow

As big stocks soar ever higher, more money is drawn to mutual funds that mimic the performance of the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index. That money spurs the index's stocks higher, drawing in even more cash.

Or so the theory goes.

But according to Vanguard Group, the fund company that runs the Vanguard 500 Index Fund, which replicates the S&P 500, money is really going out of such investments, not in.

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How Do Investors Like Index Funds? A Lot, Schwab Finds

Charles Schwab & Co. released the results of its second quarterly Mutual Interest Council survey Feb.

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S&P 500 Funds: Money Flows Out Even While They Grow

As big stocks soar ever higher, more money is drawn to mutual funds that mimic the performance of the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index. That money spurs the index's stocks higher, drawing in even more cash.

Or so the theory goes.

But according to Vanguard Group, the fund company that runs the Vanguard 500 Index Fund, which replicates the S&P 500, money is really going out of such investments, not in.

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Internet Indexes Survey: Who Do You Like?

A number of so-called 'Internet indexes', some more prominent than others, keep track of the internet industry and related sectors. Some focus solely on the Internet; others survey a wider range of technology stocks; none are more than a few years old.

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First Trust Advisors Plans Annuity Fund Group

First Trust Advisors L.P. is scheduled to manage a new group of open-end funds for variable annuity contracts which includes a variety of index-based funds.

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Islamic Index Launched

Dow Jones & Co., the publisher of The Wall Street Journal, has launched a new global equity-benchmark index aimed at investors who follow Islamic investment guidelines.

The new index - called the Dow Jones Islamic Market Index, or DJIMI -tracks about 600 companies whose products and services are permissible according to strict interpretations of Shari'ah law. The companies in the index are from 30 countries around the world, including the U.S.