Definition: Number that measures economic changes during intervals of time. Index measures trends expressed as a percentage of a base year. CPI, unemployment rate, and housing starts are examples of the use of aDefinition: n index to gauge activity. Definition: [crh] Statistical composite that measures changes in the economy or in financial markets, often expressed in percentage changes from a baseDefinition: > year or from the previous month. Indexes measure the ups and downs of stock, bond, and some commodities markets, in terms of market prices and weighting of companies in the index.

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