Indices traded on the AMEX weighted by certain criteria in an attempt to create excess returns. The stocks included in an intellidex are chosen using a system called the Intelligent Index Methodology that is designed to narrow a broad range of stocks that meet specified criteria down to those deemed most likely to create excess returns. There are extensive criteria options, but some of the more commonly used ones follow stocks that match a certain investment strategy, industry focus, or risk level.

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