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Index: In context of credit derivatives, a standardised portfolio of credit default swaps on a number of names or obligations such that a trader/investor may take a view on the credit spreads of a broad-based portfolio instead of a single name. See also Index trade. Some popular indices are CDX.NA, iTraxx, ABX, etc. Indices are typically managed by index companies such as CDS Indexco, International Index Company etc. Typically, indices are rolled every 6 months.