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Index Funds

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.

Why Fidelity for index funds

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Fidelity index funds

Domestic stock

These funds seek to mimic the performance of a major U.S. equity index, such as the S&P 500 or the Russell 2000 indexes.

Spartan 500 Index Fund - Investor Class (FUSEX)
Spartan 500 Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage Class (FUSVX)
Spartan Total Market Index Fund - Investor Class (FSTMX)
Spartan Total Market Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage Class (FSTVX)
Spartan Extended Market Index Fund - Investor Class (FSEMX)
Spartan Extended Market Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage Class (FSEVX)
Spartan Mid-Cap Index Fund - Investor Class (FSCLX)
Spartan Mid-Cap Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage Class (FSCKX)
Spartan Small-Cap Index Fund - Investor Class (FSSPX)
Spartan Small-Cap Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage Class (FSSVX)
NASDAQ Composite Index (FNCMX)

Daily pricing/yields for Fidelity domestic stock index funds

International stock

These funds seek to track the performance of well known international equity indexes, such as the FTSE Emerging Index or the MSCI EAFE Index.

Spartan International Index Fund - Investor Class (FSIIX)
Spartan International Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage Class (FSIVX)
Spartan Global ex US Index Fund - Investor Class (FSGUX)
Spartan Global ex US Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage Class (FSGDX)
Spartan Emerging Markets Index Fund - Investor Class (FPEMX)
Spartan Emerging Markets Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage Class (FPMAX)

Daily pricing/yields for Fidelity international stock index funds

Bond

These funds seek to mirror the performance of an index such as the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index or the Barclays U.S. 1–5 Year Treasury Bond Index.

Spartan U.S. Bond Index Fund - Investor Class (FBIDX)

Spartan U.S. Bond Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage Class (FSITX)
Spartan Short-Term Treasury Bond Index Fund - Investor Class (FSBIX)
Spartan Short-Term Treasury Bond Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage Class (FSBAX)
Spartan Intermediate Treasury Bond Index Fund - Investor Class (FIBIX)
Spartan Intermediate Treasury Bond Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage Class (FIBAX)
Spartan Long-Term Treasury Bond Index Fund - Investor Class (FLBIX)
Spartan Long-Term Treasury Bond Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage Class (FLBAX)
Spartan Inflation-Protected Bond Index Fund - Investor Class (FSIQX)
Spartan Inflation-Protected Bond Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage Class (FSIYX)

Daily pricing/yields for Fidelity bond index funds

Speciality

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)
Spartan Real Estate Index Fund - Fidelity Advantage Class (FSRVX)
Fidelity Four-in-One Index Fund (FFNOX)

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* Other fees and expenses applicable to continued investment are described in the fund's current prospectus.

Indexes are unmanaged. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.

Foreign markets can be more volatile than U.S. markets due to increased risks of adverse issuer, political, market or economic developments, all of which are magnified in emerging markets. These risks are particularly significant for funds that focus on a single country or region.

In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.)  Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk, liquidity risk, call risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.

Because of their narrow focus, sector funds tend to be more volatile than funds that diversify across many sectors and companies.
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Standard & Poor's 500 Index (S&P 500®)

S&P 500 Index is a market capitalization–weighted index of 500 common stocks chosen for market size, liquidity, and industry group representation to represent U.S. equity performance.

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Barclays 1–5 Year U.S. Government Bond Index

Barclays U.S. 1–5 Year Government Bond Index is a market value–weighted index of U.S. Government fixed–rate debt issues with maturities between one and five years.

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Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index

Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is a broad-based, market-value-weighted benchmark that measures the performance of the U.S.dollar-denominated, investment-grade, fixed-rate, taxable bond market. Sectors in the index include Treasuries, government-related and corporate securities, mortgage-backed securities (MBS) – agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM pass-throughs -asset-backed securities (ABS), and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).

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FTSE Emerging Index

FTSE Emerging Index is a market capitalization-weighted index designed to measure the performance of large and medium capitalization companies domiciled in emerging market countries across the world.

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MSCI EAFE Index

MSCI EAFE (Europe, Australasia, Far East) Index is a market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the investable equity market performance of value stocks for global investors in developed markets, excluding the U.S. and Canada.

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Russell 2000 Growth Index

The Russell 2000 Growth Index is an unmanaged index that measures the performance of those Russell 2000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values.