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A market index tracks the performance of a specific "basket" of stocks that represent a particular market or economic sector. U.S. examples include the Dow Jones Industrial Average, an index of 30 "blue chip" U.S. company stocks, the Standard and Poor's 500 Index, and the Wilshire 5000 Index, which includes most publicly traded U.S. stocks.