Can an Index Fund be considered an equity?

I know some stocks are considered equities. Can index funds or ETFs be considered equities as well?

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April 2017
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Equity is a stock or any security representing an ownership interest. So stocks = equities. Meaning, if you invest in an index fund or ETF that tracks a stock index, like the S&P 500, then you are an equity investor. If you buy an index fund or ETF that tracks a bond index, then you are a fixed-income investor. Hope this answers your question! If you have other questions, consult a fee-only financial planner.

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