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What are some top index funds?

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Some top index funds are the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index fund and Vanguard Small-Cap Value Index fund, reports Kiplinger. As of 2015, the magazine also suggests the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-U.S. Index fund and Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index fund.

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The Vanguard Total Stock Market Index fund is a broad mutual fund that tracks about 3,800 stocks. The Vanguard Small-Cap Value Index fund consists of some of the smallest companies on the stock market. These small companies often outperform larger companies in the long run. The Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-U.S. Index fund invests in about 2,500 stocks all over the world. The Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index fund invests in stocks in emerging markets, including China, Taiwan and India, according to Kiplinger.

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