Why Invest in Fidelity Index Funds

Management experience

Fidelity has managed index funds for over 25 years. We understand why you're buying index funds—you want an investment that performs as closely to its benchmark as possible. Over time we seek to minimize tracking error—also known as the amount an index fund's performance deviates from its target index. Whether it's through solid trading techniques for funds that completely replicate an index or our use of statistical sampling and optimization techniques when necessary, we are focused on tracking benchmark performance and delivering the kinds of results our clients have come to expect.

A wide range of choices

If you're looking to build a portfolio of low-cost index funds, you'll find a wide array of choices at Fidelity. We now offer 16 index funds that attempt to track the performance of a range of the most widely followed equity and fixed income indexes. You'll find funds that seek to track U.S. stock market indexes of all market caps, as well as several international equity index funds, including an index fund dedicated to emerging markets. You'll also find bond index funds, including a fund that seeks to track the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. If you'd rather not build your own portfolio of index funds, you can buy a diversified portfolio containing a combination of four Fidelity stock and bond index funds.

Index funds from Fidelity

Fund Investor Class Fidelity Advantage Class
Spartan 500 Index Fund View Fund View Fund
Spartan Total Market Index Fund View Fund View Fund
Spartan Extended Market Index Fund View Fund View Fund
Spartan Mid-Cap Index Fund View Fund View Fund
Spartan Small-Cap Index Fund View Fund View Fund
Spartan International Index Fund View Fund View Fund
Spartan Global ex-U.S. Index Fund View Fund View Fund
Spartan Emerging Markets Index Fund View Fund View Fund
Spartan U.S. Bond Index Fund View Fund View Fund
Spartan Short-Term Treasury Index Fund View Fund View Fund
Spartan Intermediate Treasury Index Fund View Fund View Fund
Spartan Long-Term Treasury Index Fund View Fund View Fund
Spartan Inflation-Protected Bond Index Fund View Fund View Fund
Spartan Real Estate Index Fund View Fund View Fund
Fidelity Nasdaq Composite Index Fund n/a n/a
Fidelity Four-in-One Index Fund n/a n/a