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Wilshire 4500 Equity Index

A benchmark index made up of the Wilshire 5000 Equity Index, excluding the Standard and Poor's 500 Index.

Expanded Definition

For those who own only or primarily S and P index funds, purchasing shares of the Wilshire 4500 would provide exposure to the rest of the market.

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