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buying index funds: Original post by Rocco Pendola of Demand Media An index fund looks to track the performance of a stock market index such as the NASDAQ 100 or the Russell 5000. Generally, a straightforward index fund will generate returns almost identical to the index it emulates. Buying shares in an index mutual fund does not differ at all from buying shares in any other type of fund. You should be aware of…

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