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    This research will review a synopsis of the history of index investing, and the basic approaches to investing, comparing active and passive styles. Both active and passive investing will be defined and briefly dissected. With both styles of investing being defined, how the American people invest their money will be reviewed with explanation and the thought process of doing so. Then, the two investment strategies results over the last decade will be compared. From those results the question will

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    A simple index number

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    A simple index number Index numbers is a number that expresses the relative change in price, quantity, or value from one period to another (1). Price index number = cost of basket in current period x 100 cost of basket in base period An index number provides a quantitative description of change over time - how much increase? How much decrease? Market researchers are also using index numbers are also using index numbers to compare a research result with an overall norm, to measure

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    The Glycemic Index was proposed by David. J.A. Jenkins in 1981 and suggested that carbohydrate exchange may not reflect the true physiological effect of foods on postprandial serum glucose rise. He proposed that different factors such as dietary fiber and the nature of the carbohydrate have been shown to have an effect on postprandial serum glucose, and that the carbohydrate exchange list may not be the gold standard for diabetics. In the study performed by Jenkins et. al., healthy fasting volunteers

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    Glycemic index is the measure of how quickly blood glucose rise after eating a particular kind of food. This is used by estimating the how much each gram of carbohydrate consumed raises a person’s glucose level. During intense exercise, the body uses glucose as energy source before it starts relying of fats. “Prolonged exercise can only be continued when there is an adequate amount of carbohydrate available to fuel muscle and the brain”(William,2004). This shows that the amount of carbohydrate/glucose

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    Index Funds and Mutual Funds

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    American's finances are and it's no wonder with the abundance of securities that are available in today's markets. Mutual funds and index funds have been triumphed as the "go to" investment vehicles for personal retirement savings and wealth building. In today's markets these securities are still very common and overall the performance and evaluation of index funds and actively managed mutual funds has come under scrutiny. By delving into the inner workings of these two securities with purpose

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    Consumer Price Index (CPI) is used to measure the aggregate price level. This index plays an important role in the economy as the rate of inflation in the economy is assessed by the percentage changes in the CPI. The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS) is in charge of calculating the CPI by studying the retail prices and the change of the cost of the basket of goods purchased by a “typical” consumer. The BLS reports the CPI every month. There are a few steps to measure CPI, first, the base year

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    primary tools are the Index of Economic Freedom calculated annually by The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, and basic quality of life measures from the CIA World Factbook. Because the Heritage index has gained some criticism as biased, or retro-fitted to a cause, we evaluate it by comparison with other indices: The Fraser Institute, a Canadian based libertarian organization; The Ease of Doing Business Index, created by the World Bank; and the Freedom in the World Index, by the liberal organization

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    Body Mass Index

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    Body Mass Index The BMI of females in the USA is represented by variable X and Y. The X equals Age and the Y equal the BMI (Body Mass Index). These equations that represent this information are: X (age) = 2 x Y (BMI) = 16.40 y 21.65. The norm of the BMI of females in the U.S in year 2000 is represented by this graph. Age (yrs) range BMI domain 2 16.40 3 15.70 4 15.30 5 15.20 6 15.21 7 15.40 8 15.80 9 16.30 10 16.80 11 17.50 12 18.18 13 18.70 14 19.36 15 19.88 16 20.40

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    Investigating Whether the Color of Light Incident on a Medium Affects Its Refractive Index Background – Refraction is the bending of light when it passes from one medium to another. Refraction occurs because of the change in density in the new medium which changes the amount of obstruction of the light causing the light to deviate from its original path and take a new, shortest one through the new medium. Refractive index is a unique property of transparent and translucent materials. It is governed

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    The Global AgeWatch Index has been developed and constructed by HelpAge International from international data sets drawn from varieties of international institutions, such as the World Bank, World Health Organization and United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. “The world population is ageing” (Global AgeWatch Index 2015 Insight report, p. 5). Data of ageing is needed for the governments to develop policies, and the policy makers are trying to establish feasible solutions to solve

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