S&P 500®
Average Daily Risk Control 10% USD Price Return Index

U.S. market-cap-weighted stock market index that seeks to limit the volatility of the S&P 500® to a target level of 10%

  • Objective – Limits the volatility of the S&P 500® to a target level of 10% by allocating to cash based upon an algorithm
  • Approach – Cap weighted domestic
  • Ticker – SPXAV10P
  • Features – Over $11.2 trillion is indexed or benchmarked to the S&P 500 Index – widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S. equities

Helpful Resources

Sector breakdown1

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Historical performance

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From 4/4/2013 – 12/31/2020. Past performance is not an indication or guarantee of future results.

Annual performance

Year 20132 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Annual Return 13.61% 4.52% -4.82% 5.47% 19.41% -2.05% 16.20% 3.37%

Top five constituents

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The S&P 500® Average Daily Risk Control 10% USD Price Return Index seeks to limit the daily volatility of the S&P 500 to a target level of 10% by allocating to cash based upon an algorithm.

Not a deposit – Not FDIC or NCUSIF insured – Not guaranteed by the institution – Not insured by any federal government agency – May lose value

1 Based on GICS® sectors. The weightings for each sector of the index are rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent; therefore, the aggregate weights for the index may not equal 100%.

2 Performance for 2013 begins on the index launch date of 4/4/2013.

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