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There are 7 names in this directory beginning with the letter I.
Index
An index, in finance, measures the performance of a basket of securities intended to replicate a certain area of the market, such as the Standard & Poor's 500 index. Watch Video

 

Index ETFs
Index-based ETFs benchmark the performance of its securities to the return of a specific index. Depending on the type of Index the ETF tracks, index ETF can include U.S. markets, foreign markets, specific sectors, or various asset classes, such as small-caps or blue-chips. Watch Video

 

Index Fund
An index fund is a type of mutual fund that aims to track the performance of a benchmark index. Most index funds are passively-managed, which results in them carrying a lower expense fee than actively-managed funds. Index funds can provide passive exposure to diverse industries and asset classes based on the benchmark index whose performance they aim to track. Watch Video

 

International ETFs
International ETFs, also referred to as Foreign-based ETFs, are ETFs that invest specifically in foreign-based securities. The focus may be global, regional, or on a specific country and may hold equities or fixed-income securities depending on the amount of international exposure of the ETFs’ securities.

 

Intraday Trading
Intraday means "within the day." It is used to describe securities that trade on the market during regular market hours (9:30 am - 4:30 pm for USA EST).

 

IPO
An Initial Public Offering(IPO) is the process of a private company offering its shares in the public market for the first time in a new stock issue. By becoming public through an IPO, a company can raise money from public investors by issuing its stock for capital. Watch Video

 

IRA
An IRA(individual retirement account) is a savings account provided by many financial institutions to individuals to help them save funds for retirement. AN IRA provides tax advantages that benefit individuals by allowing them to save money with tax-free growth or on a tax-deferred basis. IRAs have a maximum income limit for contributions and an early-withdrawal penalty of individuals who decide to withdraw their saved money before a certain age limit.

The three most common types of IRA are the Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, and Rollover IRA. Watch Video