Index funds attempt to track the performance of a particular stock or bond index, such as the S&P 500® Index or the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, by holding most or all of the securities that are included in that index. We offer over 100 no-transaction-fee* index funds, from Fidelity and other fund companies.
Reasons to consider index funds
- Generally lower management fees
- Potentially more tax-efficient
- Reduced portfolio turnover
For the most part, index funds do not attempt to outperform their benchmark, but rather match the benchmark's performance. Index funds generally have a lower fee structure than actively managed funds, because they're not as costly to manage.
Find index funds
Fidelity index funds
Spartan 500 Index Fund - Investor Class (FUSEX)
Spartan International Index Fund - Investor Class (FSIIX)
Spartan U.S. Bond Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage Class (FSITX)
These funds seek to track the performance of a narrow segment of the market such as precious metals. They can also employ a nontraditional investment approach like investing in a fund that tracks both equity and bond indexes.
Spartan Real Estate Index Fund - Investor Class (FRXIX)